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First Record of Phlebotomus (Synphlebotomus) vansomerenae (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Ethiopia

in Journal of Medical Entomology

Published on behalf of Entomological Society of America

Volume 50, issue 3, pages 659-663
Published in print May 2013 | ISSN: 0022-2585
Published online November 2014 | e-ISSN: 1938-2928 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ME12176
First Record of Phlebotomus (Synphlebotomus) vansomerenae (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Ethiopia

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Male Phlebotomus (Synphlebotomus) vansomerenae, specimens were collected together with two other members of the same subgenus between August 2010 and December 2011 in Melka Guba village near Dawa River in Liben district, southeastern Ethiopia. This is the first record of the species in Ethiopia and the first time it has been found outside of Kenya where it was originally described, extending the known distribution of this species in East Africa.

Keywords: Phlebotomus; Synphlebotomus; Phlebotomus vansomerenae; leishmaniasis; Ethiopia

Journal Article.  2095 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology ; Entomology

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