Volume 33, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Studies in the southern peninsula of Haiti showed that the biting midge, , was capable of supporting the development of to the infective stage. The known vector, , also was encountered. Both species showed distinct biting site preferences, i.e., 98% of the midges that engorged on the arms and head were whereas was collected mostly from the lower legs. Nine days after engorgement, 19 infective larvae were recovered from 13 versus six larvae from four . It was judged that may be as importantly involved in the natural transmission cycle as in this community.


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