Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Forty-nine and three nymphs and adult bedbugs were collected in Thuravoor, Kerala State, South India, from a cot of a filaria-infected women having a nocturnal count of 120 microfilariae per 20 cubic mm of blood. Sausage-stage larvae of were found in tibiae and tarsi of 5 nymphs (9.6%), and infective larvae in the antennae, abdomen and prothorax of 4 nymphs (7.7%). Seven nymphs and one adult of were taken from the mat and bedding of a person infected with in Alleppey, Kerala State. One nymph had 3 sausage-stage larvae and another had an infective larva of . The parasites were studied and photographed first in the living bedbug and identified after dissection. Sausage and infective larvae were seen only in nymphs. Microfilariae were not found outside the gut. Emergence of infective larvae was not observed.


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