Université de Neuchâtel

The behaviour of the tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes (Diptera, Glossinidae) : from host seeking to biting

Chappuis, Charles ; Guerin, Patrick (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2013.

Tsetse flies are major vectors of African trypanosomes causing sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in cattle. These diseases are substantial burdens on human health and prosperity. One way to break the trypanosomes life-cycle is the control of tsetse populations using visual odour-baited trapping devices. A better understanding of how tsetse use visual and chemical cues to locate hosts could...