Studies of Phlebotomine Sand Flies.
Annual rept. 31 Aug 79-31 Aug 80,
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY
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A preliminary key to the phlebotomine sand flies of Kenya was prepared as an aid to identification. The need for fresh material readily apparent. Further progress was made on illustrating important features of New World species, necessary for inclusion in a forthcoming handbook of the American sand flies. New geographic records and specimens for the reference collection were given to the Principal Investigator by colleagues working in Guatemala, Mexico and Brazil. Several descriptive papers were submitted for publication and another, a review of a new species group Microps Group, was nearly finished. Attempts to rear and maintain three U.S. phlebotomine species were successful. A key problem of high larval mortality faced by many investigators was overcome by the development of a simple diet discussed in a short note submitted for publication.
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