Bray, DP, Alves, GB, Dorval, ME, Brazil, RP and Hamilton, JG (2010) Synthetic sex pheromone attracts the leishmaniasis vector Lutzomyia longipalpis to experimental chicken sheds treated with insecticide. Parasites & Vectors, 3. 16 -?.

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Abstract

Current strategies for controlling American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL) have been unable to prevent the spread of the disease across Brazil. With no effective vaccine and culling of infected dogs an unpopular and unsuccessful alternative, new tools are urgently needed to manage populations of the sand fly vector, Lutzomyia longipalpis Lutz and Neiva (Diptera: Psychodidae). Here, we test two potential strategies for improving L. longipalpis control using the synthetic sand fly pheromone (+/-)-9-methylgermacrene-B: the first in conjunction with spraying of animal houses with insecticide, the second using coloured sticky traps.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the final published version of the article (version of record). It first appeared online via BioMed Central at http://doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-3-16 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sticky trap, pheromone trap, synthetic pheromone, host odour, pheromone lure
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Life Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 12:18
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 15:18
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/86

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