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A Study of the Resting Sites of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes (Newstead) in Relation to Lantana camara Thickets and Coffee and Banana Plantations in the Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Focus, Busoga, Uganda

  • J. O. Okoth
  • R. Kapaata
Research Article

Abstract

Studies on the peridomestic resting sites of Glossina f. fuscipes were carried out at night and during the day. Flies were caught, marked with fluorescent powders and then released in coffee and banana plantations, Lantana camara thicket and adjoining forest habitat and the potential resting sites subsequently searched.

Leaves, twigs and branches between 0.5 and 1 cm in dia. are the preferred resting sites of G.f. fuscipes. The resting heights ranged from 0 to 3.66 m. Results are discussed in relation to tsetse control in the Busoga sleeping sickness epidemic area.

Key Words

Peridomestic resting sites Glossina fuscipes fuscipes Busoga Uganda 

Résumé

Les études sur les sites de repos périodomestiques des G. f. fuscipes étaient menées de four et de nuit. Les glossines étaient capturées, marquées d’une poudre fluorescente et enauites relachées dan les plantations de bananes et de café, les fourres de Lantana camara et l’habitat de la for▵ avoisinante, et dans les sites de repos potentiels aui seraient par la suite fouilles.

Les feuilles, les brindilles et les branches de 0,5 à Icm de diamètre sont les sites de repos préfèrés des G.f. fuscipes. La hauteur de ces sites varies entre 0 et 3,66 metres. Les resultats sont examines en rapport avev le controle de la mouche tsetse dans la foyer d’epidemic de la maladie du sommeil, de Busoga.

Mots Cléfs

Sites de repos periodomestiques Glossina fuscipes fuscipes Busoga Ouganda 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. O. Okoth
    • 1
  • R. Kapaata
    • 1
  1. 1.Uganda Trypanosomiasis Research OrganizationTororoUganda

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