Sandflies Breeding Near Las Cuevas And Maracas Beaches

John B. Davies


The growing popularity of the North Coast Beaches and the plans presently being formulated for their development as resort areas for both Trinidadians and tourists have focused attention on the annoyance that can sometimes be experienced by the bites of sandflies. These insects belong to the Genus Culicoides in the family Ceratopogonidae of the Order Diptera, or true flies. the object of this study was to obtain an idea of the extremes of habitat that might be occupied by all the nuisance species in the vicinity of the Las Cuevas, Tairico, and Maracas Beaches in order that eventually recommendations for the control of the nuisance species might be made.

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