[Leish-l] Leish-l Digest, Vol 93, Issue 26
asamy.ku at gmail.com
Fri May 13 03:35:38 BRT 2016
I am looking to explore some analyses on Leishmaniasis and sand fly in
Americas. Please if you are willing to contribute data for any of parasite
and vector data and participate in the study, please send me an email to
asamy.ku at outlook.com. All contributors will be authors for the study.
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> 1. Re: Sand fly or sandfly or sand-fly?? (Claudio Casanova)
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> Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2016 23:46:23 -0200
> From: Claudio Casanova <casanovaclaus at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Leish-l] Sand fly or sandfly or sand-fly??
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> Dear all,
> I understand that sand flies is properly used to refer to some insect
> groups, such as: Ceratopogonidae sand flies, Simulidae sand flies and
> Phlebotomine sand flies. Pilipe remembered well the article of Robert
> Killick-Kendrick ? ?There is further confusion because in some parts of the
> world midges (genus *Culicoides*) or black flies (Family Simulidae) are
> called sand flies. A distinction must therefore be made for the vectors of
> the leishmaniases which are correctly termed phlebotomine sand flies. They
> are grouped in the Suborder Nematocera of the Order Diptera (two-winged
> I understand that sandfly (one word) could be used when referring to
> species, populations and individuals of Phlebotomine (eg "the sandfly
> *Lutzomyia** longipalpis*"). So, I would use sandflies retrictively for the
> insects that participate in the cycle of leishmaniasis and, consequently, I
> would consider as pleonasm the use of plebotomines with sandflies in the
> same sentence.
> Dear Pof. Jeffrey, I always associated sand fly (or sandfly) with the color
> of sand (at least most of) our delightful beaches ...sun, sand, waves and
> cold Beer (he!he!). Forte abra?o!
> Cheers Claudio
> 2016-02-19 19:50 GMT-02:00 <jeffreyj at usp.br>:
> > Dear All,
> > The 2009 discussion came down on the side of sand fly as this means a
> > dipteran, and one word was considered as indicating non-depteran -
> > hoverfly etc. Because of this I prefer to use sand fly irrespective on
> > which side of the Atlantic I am. However, sandfly crops up in the
> > literature for ceratopongids, such as Culicoides that are dipterans. So
> > we follow the dipteran rule then they should also be called sand flies!
> > attempt to resolve this ceratopongid biting midges are sometimes referred
> > to as sand-flies. The term sand fly for American phlebotomines is really
> > crazy as the vast majority occur in forests! Phlebotomines or
> > flies are other options that avoid some of the confusion and
> > surrounding sand fly and sandfly.
> > Cheers Jeffrey
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