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International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 253–254 | Cite as

Studies on Vectors of Kala-Azar in Kenya: Phlebotomus Heischi (Diptera, Psychodidae) Kirk and Lewis, a New Male Record in Kenya

  • Mutuku J. Mutinga
  • John B. Kaddu
  • Joseph O. Olobo
  • Francis M. Kyai
  • David M. Omogo
Article

Abstract

Anthropophilic phlebotomine sandfly, Phlebotomus heischi, has previously been reported in Kenya by Kirk and Lewis (1950). Only one sandfly (female) specimen was reported. The present paper reports and redescribes the male form of P. heischi from Kalawa, Machakos District, Kenya, a region of a recent epidemic focus of visceral leishmaniasis.

Key Words

Phlebotomus Phlebotomus heischi phlebotomine sandflies leishmaniasis 

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Copyright information

© ICIPE 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mutuku J. Mutinga
    • 1
  • John B. Kaddu
    • 1
  • Joseph O. Olobo
    • 1
  • Francis M. Kyai
    • 1
  • David M. Omogo
    • 1
  1. 1.The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)NairobiKenya

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