Psychodidae


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Psy·chod·i·dae

(sī-kod'i-dē),
A family of small flies or gnats characterized by hairy mothlike body and the presence of 7-11 long parallel wing veins lacking cross-veins; includes the sandflies, Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia, vectors of all known forms of leishmaniasis.
[G. Psychē, a Greek nymph, sometimes represented as a butterfly]

Psychodidae

(si?kod'i-de)
A family of the order Diptera, characterized by minute size, long legs, and hairy bodies and wings. It includes moth flies, owl midges, and sandflies.
See: Phlebotomus
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An illustrated guide for characters and terminology used in descriptions of Phlebotominae (Diptera, Psychodidae).
(2006) Two new species and new records of Psychoda Latreille (Diptera, Psychodidae, Psychodinae) from Brazil, with comments on supraspecific classification of the genus and an actualized list of Latin American and Caribbean islands species.
Lewis, "A taxonomic review of the genus Phlebotomus (Diptera: Psychodidae)," Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), vol.
Rojas, "Laboratory and field evaluations of a repellent soap containing diethyl toluamide (DEET) and permethrin against phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Valle del Cauca, Colombia," The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
In reality, presence of Psychodidae finds its explanation in presence of ammonia emissions from bovine's urine adjoining grazing land located in South-West of Reghaia Swamp.
Although many species maybe the cause for this condition, almost all of the cases of urogenital myiasis reported from our country are caused by Psychoda albipennis which belongs to the Psychodidae family and which lives especially in damp bathrooms of houses.
Very little is known of the Psychodidae from this ecoregion; a total of 18 species are known from the Ulunguru area near Morogoro and from the West Usambara mountains (Duckhouse 1987; Wagner & Andersen 2007).
Larvae from two different fresh urine samples were identified morphologically as larvae of Clogmia albipunctata (Diptera: Psychodidae).
En Argentina se ha reportado un total de 28 especies de la subfamilia Phlebotominae (Diptera: Psychodidae), la mayoria de ellas pertenecientes al genero Lutzomyia (8).
ITS 2 sequences heterogeneity in Phlebotomus sergenti and Phlebotomus similis (Diptera Psychodidae): possible consequences in their ability to transmit Leishmania tropica.