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An Efficient Trap for Sandflies (Diptera, Phlebotomidae)

  • Mutuku J. Mutinga
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Abstract

Various traps have been used in East Africa to trap sandflies. These include: suction tubes, light traps and castor oil plates. Although limited success has been achieved through the use of these trapping methods, they were inefficient during the dry season. A new trap has been designed using castor oil-coated, clear plastic sheeting which has proved efficient in trapping sandflies indoors and outdoors even during the dry season.

Key Words

Sticky sandfly trap leishmaniasis resting sites visceral leishmaniasis cutaneous leishmaniasis P. martini P.(S) garnhami castor oil trap light trap plastic sheeting 

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© ICIPE 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mutuku J. Mutinga
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  1. 1.International Centre of Insect Physiology and EcologyNairobiKenya

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