Phlebotomus (Phb.) papatasi

Author

  • Scopoli
  • 1786:55 (in genus Bibio; F)
  • Italy: Milan; Type(s) F (U Pavia?)

Distribution

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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

Synonyms

  • 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

Bionomics

Type habitat: broadleaf forest.

Medical Importance

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)

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Phlebotomus » Phlebotomus

Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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