Winter activity of Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) mascittii, Grassi 1908 (Diptera: Psychodidae) on the island of Corsica

Parasitol Res. 2008 Jul;103(2):477-9. doi: 10.1007/s00436-008-1002-8. Epub 2008 May 14.

Abstract

In the first week of February 2008 on the island of Corsica, 55 Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) mascittii, 39 males and 16 females, were caught in a railway tunnel. This is the first proof of the winter activity of the adult P. mascittii in Europe.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ecology
  • Female
  • France
  • Male
  • Phlebotomus / classification
  • Phlebotomus / physiology*
  • Seasons*
  • Temperature