Circadian flight activity of Arabian sandflies (diptera: psychodidae) using a vehicle-mounted net

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A vehicle-mounted net was used on 15 nights during June 1990 and 1991 in northern Oman to collect sandflies in order to identify potential vectors of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis. A total of 2216 sandflies was collected comprising four species of Phlebotomus and three of Sergentomyia. Catches were made every 30 minutes between 17.00 h (2 hours before sunset) and 07.00 h (1.5 hours after sunrise). Very few flies were caught before sunset. Most flies were caught at light intensities

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of Entomological Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996


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  • Insect Science

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