anthropophilic


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anthropophilic

of insects, attracted to human beings.
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siamensis outside Thailand raises questions concerning transmission of this species to humans by anthropophilic phlebotomine sand flies or other species generally categorized as zoophilic.
2,3] Members of these genera can be divided into three groups according to their natural reservoir and potential for infection: anthropophilic, zoophilic and geophilic organisms.
rubrum Malmsten 1845, an anthropophilic dermatophyte that invades and
Field evaluation of the bio-efficacy of three pyrethroid based coils against wild populations of anthropophilic mosquitoes in northern Tanzania.
Anthropophilic and zoophilic dermatophytes from the genera Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton are primarily responsible for human fungal infections.
Due to their anthropophilic behavior and physiological feasibilities, they possess a higher vector capacity than other closely related sibling species with no or low vector capacity.
In PF, species of Crematogaster were registered that are associated with conservation environments, while in MF and RF there were more abundant species of anthropophilic species of Camponotus y Solenopsis.
Ibanez-Bernal (1999, 2001b) indicated Lutzomyia cruciata as a highly anthropophilic phlebotomine species with a wide distribution in Mexico.
In Morocco, there is a change in the rate of infection of tinea leather hair due to anthropophilic species of Trichophyton and the emergence of infections with C.
Because of their opportunistic and anthropophilic characters which allow them to abundantly exploit food resources of human origin (Pons and Migot, 1995), some species of gulls have recently grown in demographic population, particularly in Europe (Thomas, 1972) and North America (Blokpoel and Scharf, 1991), and to a lesser extent in Asia and Australia (Coulson and Coulson, 1998).
Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) is a prominent native mosquito originating from Southeast Asia with anthropophilic eating habits that is considered to be a vector-bridge between the enzootic cycle of West Nile virus and susceptible humans (Turell 2001; Sardelis 2002).