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Trapping site 4: Austria and Germany

Medical University of Vienna, Austria (MEDUNI VIENNA)

Leading Partner

In Austria, 9 locations are regularly sampled between April and October in two consecutive nights per month. Locations of trapping sites are located in three federal states of Austria, namely Vienna and Burgenland (red frame), and Styria (blue frame). Dataloggers at the trapping sites record temperature and humidity during trapping nights.

Traps used to catch sand flies

Sand fly collection and analysis

Bycatch
Sorting out sand flies from bycatch (CDC light traps)
Mounting of male genitalia
Last abdominal segments of Phlebotomus mascittii with aedeagi (encircled in red).
Mounting of pharynx

Mounted head of Ph. mascittii with clearly visible pharynx (encircled in red).

Mounting of female genitalia
Last abdominal segments of Phlebotomus mascittii with spermathecae (encircled in red).

Preliminary results​

All trapped specimens were identified as Phlebotomus mascittii. Trapping numbers per country and months are given below:

Austria

CountryLocationAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberSum
Austria1X00200X2
Austria2X00000X0
Austria3X00000X0
Austria4X00000X0
Austria50001200012
Austria600040105
Austria70001010011
Austria8XXX33XXX33
Austria900010001
Sum Austria0006211064

Germany

CountryLocationAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberSum
Germany1X01000X1
Germany2X00301X4
Germany3X02311X4
Germany4X00110X2
Germany5X00231X6
Germany6X00200X2
Germany7X00210X3
Germany8X01500X6
Germany9X00000X0
Germany10X03320X8
Germany11X01200X3
Germany12X00000X0
Sum GermanyX082383042