News tagged with sand fly

New sand fly species discovered in Brazil

In an attempt to better understand the taxonomy of a group of sand flies, researchers in Brazil examined specimens in museum collections. After detailed morphometric and morphological analyses of three different flies in ...

dateDec 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Arming US troops with insect-protective gear

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) have joined forces to create effective barriers and gear that help shield deployed soldiers from disease-causing insects.

dateDec 17, 2012 in Ecology
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Protecting US troops against sand flies

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping deployed American troops protect themselves against sand flies, which are major pests in Afghanistan, Africa and the Middle East.

dateNov 19, 2012 in Other
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Building a better trap

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fieldwork in Peru’s Andes Mountains is demanding, especially when it involves hauling heavy equipment to remote sites that are accessible only by traversing the region’s rugged terrain.

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Engineering
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