Orientation of colonized sand flies Phlebotomus papatasi, P. duboscqi, and Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) to diverse honeys using a 3-chamber in-line olfactometer

Wasserberg, G., Kirsch, P. and Rowton, E. D. (2014) Orientation of colonized sand flies Phlebotomus papatasi, P. duboscqi, and Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) to diverse honeys using a 3-chamber in-line olfactometer. Journal of Vector Ecology, 39 1: 94-102. doi:10.1111/j.1948-7134.2014.12075.x


Author Wasserberg, G.
Kirsch, P.
Rowton, E. D.
Title Orientation of colonized sand flies Phlebotomus papatasi, P. duboscqi, and Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) to diverse honeys using a 3-chamber in-line olfactometer
Formatted title
Orientation of colonized sand flies Phlebotomus papatasi, P. duboscqi, and Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) to diverse honeys using a 3-chamber in-line olfactometer
Journal name Journal of Vector Ecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1948-7134
1081-1710
Publication date 2014-05-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1948-7134.2014.12075.x
Open Access Status
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 94
End page 102
Total pages 9
Place of publication John Wiley & Sons
Publisher Hoboken, NJ, United States
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A 3-chamber in-line olfactometer designed for use with sand flies is described and tested as a high-throughput method to screen honeys for attractiveness to Phlebotomus papatasi (four geographic isolates), P. duboscqi (two geographic isolates), and Lutzomyia longipalpis maintained in colonies at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. A diversity of unifloral honey odors were evaluated as a proxy for the natural floral odors that sand flies may use in orientation to floral sugar sources in the field. In the 3-chamber in-line olfactometer, the choice modules come directly off both sides of the release area instead of angling away as in the Y-tube olfactometer. Of the 25 honeys tested, five had a significant attraction for one or more of the sand fly isolates tested. This olfactometer and high-throughput method has utility for evaluating a diversity of natural materials with unknown complex odor blends that can then be down-selected for further evaluation in wind tunnels and/or field scenarios.  
Keyword Sand fly
Plant-based attractant baits
Semiochemicals
Olfactory attraction
Leishmaniasis
Biological control
Area-wide pest management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 12 May 2014.

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