Parasitology Research

, 103:477 | Cite as

Winter activity of Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) mascittii, Grassi 1908 (Diptera: Psychodidae) on the island of Corsica

  • T. J. NauckeEmail author
  • B. Menn
  • D. Massberg
  • S. Lorentz
Short Communication


In the first week of February 2008 on the island of Corsica, 55 Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) mascittii, 39 males and 16 females, were caught in a railway tunnel. This is the first proof of the winter activity of the adult P. mascittii in Europe.


Leishmaniasis Leishmania Infection Human Dwelling Railway Tunnel Regular Distance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Naucke
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • B. Menn
    • 3
  • D. Massberg
    • 4
  • S. Lorentz
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP)University Hospital BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Department of Zoology, Division of ParasitologyUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Zoomorphology, Cytology and ParasitologyHeinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Biology, Division of ZoologyKassel UniversityKasselGermany
  5. 5.Parasitus Ex e.V.NiederkasselGermany

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