Phlebotomus (Phb.) papatasi
- 1786:55 (in genus Bibio; F)
- Italy: Milan; Type(s) F (U Pavia?)
Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, France (inc. Corsica), Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy (inc. Sardinia and Sicily), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, South Yemen, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Yugoslavia
- molesta Costa
- 1840:2225 (in genus Ciniphes)
- Type-loc: Italy: Terra di Otranto
- breviventris Ristorcelli
- 1941a:369 (as var. of papatasi) [female]
- Type-loc: Morocco: Rissani
Type habitat: broadleaf forest.
Often domestic, anthropophilic and abundant in (small) rodent burrows; proven vector of L. major to man and gerbils in U.S.S.R., Saudi Arabia, southern Morocco and central Tunisia (Killick-Kendrick, 1990; Killlck-Kendrick et al., 1985; Lane & Fritz, 1986; Perfil'ev, 1966); suspected vector of L. arablea in Saudi Arabia (Killick-Kendrick, 1990). Of several Phlebovirus serotypes isolated from P. papatasi (in north Africa, southern Europe, Iran and central Asia), Naples and Sicilian were found infecting man only where this sandfly occurs (Tesh, 1988; Tesh et al., 1976)
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