PARASITES & VECTORS, vol.14, no.1, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
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PARASITES & VECTORS
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Sand flies, Phlebotomus neglectus, Phlebotomus simonahalepae n. sp, Transphlebotomus, Romania, MASCITTII GRASSI, SANDFLIES, SPECIATION, ARTEMIEV, RECORD
Hacettepe University Affiliated:
Background: An entomological study was conducted in the Canaraua Fetii Special Protection Area in the Dobrogea region, South-Eastern Romania. Four sand fly species were recorded at this location between 1968 and 1970: Phlebotomus neglectus, Ph. balcanicus, Ph. sergenti and Sergentomyia minuta. The most abundant sand fly species recorded at that time were Ph. balcanicus and Se. minuta. In the context of a countrywide study to update the sand fly species diversity, we surveyed the same area, recording also a previously unknown Ph. (Transphlebotomus) sp., for which we provide a formal description here.