What is the name of disease transmitted by this vector?
C. Yellow fever
Ans: B. Leishmaniasis
The given image is of sand fly (hairy body and erect wing). Sandfly is the primary vector of leishmaniasis and pappataci fever.
|Description of Sandfly|
Adults are about 1.5-3.0 mm long and yellowish in color, with conspicuous black eyes, hairy
bodies, wings, & legs°.
The oval lanceolate wings are carried erect on the humped thorax.
Males possess long prominent genital terminalia known as claspers. Females have a pair of anal recti.
Only female sandfly can bite in the dwelling at night.
It takes shelter during day in holes & crevices in wall, in dark room & store room, etc.
|Life Span||Average life of sandfly is about 2 weeks.|