International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 569–571 | Cite as

A New Record of Phlebotomus Celiae (Diptera, Phychodidae) in Ethiopia

  • Teklemariam Ayele
  • Mutuku J. Mutinga
Research Article


Investigations of the phlebotomine sandflies fauna in a visceral leishmaniasis focus of Aba Roba in Ethiopia were carried out. This resulted in finding Phlebotomus celiae for the first time in the country. Previously, this species was incriminated as a vector of visceral leishmaniasis in Kitui, Kenya where the disease is endemic. It is possible that P. celiae has a wide distribution covering areas of similar ecological niches as those of its first description.


Des enquêtes entomologiques sur la faune des phlébotomes dans la région d’Aba Roba (Ethiopie) ou existe une leishmaniose viscérale ont été entreprises. Celles-ci ont donné comme résultat la découverte de Phlébotomus celiae. Auparavant, cette espèce était incriminée vectrice de la leishmaniose viscérale dans la région de Kitui (Kenya) ou cette maladie existe en état endémique. Il est vrai que P. celiae a une large distribution couvrant les régions ayant des niches écologiques similaires à celles de sa première description.

Key Words

Phlebotomus Sergentomyia sandfly Phlebotomus celiae 

Mots Clefs

Phlébotomus Sergentomyia Phlébotomes Phlébotomus celiae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teklemariam Ayele
    • 1
  • Mutuku J. Mutinga
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PathobiologyAddis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  2. 2.The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)NairobiKenya

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