Psychodidae


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Psychodidae

[sī′käd·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The moth flies, a family of orthorrhaphous dipteran insects in the series Nematocera.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Psychodidae

 

a family of insects of the order Diptera. Tiny gnats (1–4 mm long). About 450 species.

Psychodidae are widespread throughout the world; in the USSR there are several dozen species, mostly in the south. The larvae live in rotting plant residues, sometimes in water. Larvae of blood-sucking species (mosquitoes) live in cracks in the soil, clay walls, rodent holes, and so on. Some species (for example, Phlebotomus papatasii) transmit the causative agents of diseases—phlebotomus fever and skin leishmaniasis.

REFERENCES

Fauna SSSR [2nd ed.], vol. 3, issue 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.
Pavlovskii E. N. Rukovodstvo po parazitologii cheloveka . . ., vol. 2. Moscow, 1948.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Molecular detection of Leishmania in phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from a cutaneous leishmaniasis focus at Xakriaba Indigenous Reserve, Brazil.
Descricoes de duas especies novas de Phlebotominae (Diptera, Psychodidae) e consideracoes sobre o subgenero Pifanomyia Ortiz & Scorza.
Species composition of sand flies (diptera: psychodidae) and modeling the spatial distribution of main vectors of cutaneous leishmaniasis in hormozgan province, Southern Iran.
(1996) Analise Filogenetica dos Psychodidae (Diptera, Psychodomorpha), com enfase nos Psychodinae e Trichomyiinae.
Nazari et al., "Ecological Aspects of the Predominant Species of Phlebotominae Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Hamadan, Iran," Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, vol.
Lipase and antibacterial activities of a recombinant protein from the accessory glands of female Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae).
Usma et al., "An attempt to control Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) by residual spraying with deltamethrin in a Colombian village," Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol.
It is followed by Diptera with 9 species belonging notably to Cecidomyidae, Culicidae, Psychodidae, Chironomidae et aux Agromyzidae and Coleoptera with 7 species.
Feeding success of Lutzomyia evansi (Diptera: Psychodidae) experimentally exposed to small mammal hosts in an endemic focus of Leishmania chagasi in northern Colombia.