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1 March 2012 Preliminary Observations on the Female Behavior of the Indian Sandfly Vector, Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae)
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Phlebotomus argentipes (Annandale and Brunetti) (Diptera: Psychodidae) is the phlebotomine sandfly vector responsible for the transmission of Leishmania donovani (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), a parasite capable of transmitting the communicable disease, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or kala-azar, in the Indian sub-continent. This paper presents the preliminary study on the laboratory-based behavioral responses of P. argentipes females to blood-feeding host and P. argentipes males or male extracts, for mating aggregation and blood feeding.

© 2012 Entomological Society of America
Vijay Kumar, B. Krishnakumari, Shreekant Kesari, Krishna Kumari, Rajesh Kumar, Alok Ranjan, and Pradeep Das "Preliminary Observations on the Female Behavior of the Indian Sandfly Vector, Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105(2), (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1603/AN11089
Received: 17 May 2011; Accepted: 1 October 2011; Published: 1 March 2012
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