Abstract

Details on duration of developmental stages and on productivity of a laboratory colony of Phlebotomus perniciosus Newstead over 12 generations are reported and compared with previous studies. Maximum percentage of eggs laid that were reared to adults was 47.4%, and minimum developmental time varied between 39 and 45 d. Observations on important parameters of multiple feeding and oviposition survival are described, together with aspects of feeding behavior of adults and larvae.

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