Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



were collected in the San Antonio area on the Rio Micay as they blood-fed on a volunteer naturally infected with . The daily dissection of specimens revealed that delayed larval development was common and 23% of the larvae were abnormally formed. However, third-stage larvae were recovered by late day 5 (140 hours) following engorgement. It is concluded that is the vector of at this Colombian endemic focus even though its host efficiency is somewhat limited. collected near Cali from a naturally infected San Antonio volunteer was shown to be a relatively poor experimental host for .


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