Parasitology Research

, Volume 86, Issue 4, pp 335-336

First online:

Presence of Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) mascittii Grassi, 1908 (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Germany

  • T. J. NauckeAffiliated withInstitute for Medical Parasitology, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, D-53105 Bonn, Germany e-mail:; Fax: +49-40-3603033356
  • , B. PessonAffiliated withLaboratoire de Parasitologie, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Louis Pasteur–Strasbourg I, 74 route du Rhin, B.P. 24, F-67401 Illkirch Cedex, France

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During an entomology survey in July 1999, one male and three female Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) mascittii were caught in southwestern Baden Württemberg. This is the first record of phlebotomine sandflies in Germany.