The Distribution of Glossina Species in Africa and Their Natural Hosts

  • S. K. Moloo
Research Article


The distribution of 31 Glossina spp. and subspecies belonging to fusca, palpalis and morsitans groups is given for 38 African countries. The natural hosts of 17 tsetse species and subspecies from many areas within different regions of Africa are also given. These were collated from the results of both published and unpublished work, for the period 1953 to 1991 inclusive, comprising altogether 47,697 bloodmeals. This review is aimed to provide current knowledge on the distribution as well as the natural hosts of tsetse.

Key Words

Glossina fusca palpalis morsitans distribution natural hosts 


Cet article rapporte la distribution dans 38 pays Africains de 31 espèces et sous-espèces de glossines appartenant aux groupes fusca, palpalis et morsitans. Y sont également décrits les hôtes naturels de 17 espèces et sous-espèces de tsétsé dans diverses régions d’Afrique. Cette synthèse a été effectuée à partir de résultats publiés ou non publiés entre 1953 et 1991, comportant l’analyse de 47,697 repas de sang. Cette revue a pour but de rapporter les données actuelles concernant la distribution et les hôtes naturels des mouches tsétsé.

Mots Clés

Glosssina fusca palpalis morsitans distribution hôtes naturels 


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  • S. K. Moloo
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  1. 1.International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD)NairobiKenya

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