Volume 31, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


. and were collected from the Amazon region of Colombia after having blood-fed on volunteers naturally infected with . Dissection of the specimens revealed that these species supported the development of the microfilaria of to the infective stage. Infective larvae were obtained from within 7 days at temperatures ranging from 23–30°C. ingested more microfilariae and had a correspondingly higher experimental infection rate. Three of 31 dissected beyond day 5 postfeeding contained one advanced second-stage and two third-stage larvae. The current investigation indicates that , as well as , may serve as vectors of mansonelliasis in the Comisaría of Amazonas.


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