Laboratory Colonization of Phlebotomus Argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae)

  • K. N. Ghosh
  • A. Bhattacharya
Research Article


Establishment and maintenance of a laboratory colony of Phlebotomus Argentipes are described which presently is in the nineteenth generation. Larvae were reared in modified plastic vials and were fed with a newly prepared food. Emerged flies were kept in adult holding cages at 50-90% r.h. and 25–26°C and provided with 30% sucrose solution. The average development time (egg to adult) of each generation in the laboratory was about 32 days at 28–31°C. Adult females were fed blood on hamsters, humans and white mice. Observations were made on mating behaviour, host preference, oviposition, effect of temperature, etc.

Key Words

Phlebotomus Lutzomyia vector rearing blood feeding colony 


Establissement et mention d’une laboratoire colonie Phlebotomus Argentipes sont décrits le quel à date est dans 19 génération tout à l’heure. Les larves ont été levées dans les plastiques fioles modifiées et ont été nourries une nouvelle préparée nourriture. Les mouche qui ont été émergées, ont été gardées dans les cages qui peuvent tenir les adultes à 50–90% r.h. et 25–26°C et qui ont été supplié 30% de sucrose solution. Le moyen temps développement (oeuf à adulte) de chaque génération dans la laboratoire à été à peu près 32 jours à 28–31°C. Les adultes females ont été nourries du sang sur hamster, humains et blanches souris. Observations ont été fait sur le complément de natter, hostie préférence, ponte, effect de temperature etc.

Mots Clefs

Phlebotomus Lutzomyia vecteur arrière nourries du sang colonie 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. N. Ghosh
    • 1
  • A. Bhattacharya
    • 1
  1. 1.Immunoparasitology Research Unit, Department of ZoologyUniversity of CalcuttaCalcuttaIndia

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