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

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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.

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Naucke, T.J., Menn, B., Massberg, D. et al. Winter activity of Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) mascittii, Grassi 1908 (Diptera: Psychodidae) on the island of Corsica. Parasitol Res 103, 477–479 (2008).

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