Pestiferous Trinidadian Sandflies

Thomas H.G. Aitken


At certain times of the year and in varying situations, man is plagued by the painful attacks of minute flies known as sandflies. These insects are variously known as "punkies", "no-see-ums", biting midges, Kaboura flies, on the Rupununi Savannah of British Guiana and "jejenes" or "mimis" in some of the Latin American countries, and are not to be confused with Phlebotomus flies. Family Psychodidae (also called sandflies), black flies or Congo flies (Family Simuliidae) or the tiny non-biting eye gnats (Hippelates, etc.) helonging to the Family Chloropidae.

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