Some Aspects of the Biology of Phlebotomine Sandfly Vectors

  • Richard D. Ward
Part of the Advances in Disease Vector Research book series (VECTOR, volume 6)


It is all too easy when embarking upon a description of recent advances in a topic to forget or ignore the foundations upon which it was built. Many who study phlebotomine sandflies throughout the world were inspired at some stage by the enthusiasm of the late D.J. Lewis. His work, which spanned some 60 years, resulted in outstanding contributions to the taxonomy of the group in virtually every zoogeographical zone. Crosskey (24) records that one of Lewis’s fellow “Leishmaniacs” once wrote to him “the part you play in sandflies and leishmaniasis is so valuable, that I shudder to think what will happen when you finally hang up your microscope.” Unfortunately, that time arrived at the end of 1986, and it remains for others to continue the work he so ably inspired.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard D. Ward
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical EntomologyLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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