Phlebotomine sand fly survey in the Republic of Moldova: species composition, distribution and host preferences

Sulesco T., Kasap O. E., Halada P., Oguz G., Rusnac D., Gresova M., ...More

PARASITES & VECTORS, vol.14, no.1, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13071-021-04858-4
  • Journal Name: PARASITES & VECTORS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Phlebotomus, Bloodmeal analysis, Haplotype network, MALDI-TOF MS protein profiling, DIPTERA PSYCHODIDAE, MITOCHONDRIAL-DNA, SANDFLIES, IDENTIFICATION, AMPLIFICATION, FLIES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodiae) in the Republic of Moldova have been understudied for decades. Our study provides a first update on their occurrence, species composition and bloodmeal sources after 50 years.