International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 731–735 | Cite as

Phytophagy of Sergentomyia Ingrami—I. Feeding Rates

  • J. B. Kaddu
  • M. J. Mutinga
  • S. Nokoe
  • R. M. Musyoki
Research Article


The ability of a Kenyan sandfly species, Sergentomyia ingrami, to feed on various species of native or indigenous and exotic or introduced plants of Kenya was investigated using the Anthrone test. Some flies contained more sugar than others when they were tested after exposure to the plants.

Key Words

Sandfly Phlebotomus Sergentomyia ingrami phytophagy feeding rate 


Le pouvoir d’un phlébotome Kenyan Sergentomyia ingrami de se nourrir sur diverses espéces de plantes indigenes et exotiques du Kenya était étudié en utilisant le test d’Anthrone. Quelques phlébotomes contenaient plus de sucre que les autres lorsqu’ils étaient testés après être exposés aux plantes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Kaddu
    • 1
  • M. J. Mutinga
    • 1
  • S. Nokoe
    • 1
  • R. M. Musyoki
    • 1
  1. 1.The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)NairobiKenya

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