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A new sandfly species, Phlebotomus (Larroussius) ashfordi (Diptera, Psychodidae) from Ethiopia, previously confused with P. (L.). aculeatus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8915129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sandfly subgenus Phlebotomus (Larroussius) contains species which transmit parasites causing cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis in East Africa, including Ethiopia. The Gewasha caves in central Ethiopia harbour a new species (Phlebotomus ashfordi) belonging to the subgenus Larroussius and previously identified as P. (L.) aculeatus Lewis, Minter and Ashford. Although generally similar to P. (L.) aculeatus and P. (L.) elgonensis Ngoka, Madel and Mutinga, the species is distinct in eight male characters and in the female spermatheca. Given its taxonomic affinity to known vectors of cutaneous leishmaniasis and the presence of disease in the Gewasha caves area, the medical importance of this species needs to be assessed.
T Gebre-Michael; R P Lane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0003-4983     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-03     Completed Date:  1996-12-03     Revised Date:  2010-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985178R     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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MeSH Terms
Phlebotomus / anatomy & histology,  classification*
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//Wellcome Trust

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