Université de Neuchâtel

Water vapour and heat combine to elicit biting and biting persistence in tsetse

Chappuis, Charles JF ; Béguin, Steve ; Vlimant, Michèle ; Guerin, Patrick M

In: Parasites and Vectors, 2013, vol. 6, no. 240, p. 1-11

Tsetse flies are obligatory blood feeders, accessing capillaries by piercing the skin of their hosts with the haustellum to suck blood. However, this behaviour presents a considerable risk as landing flies are exposed to predators as well as the host’s own defense reactions such as tail flicking. Achieving a successful blood meal within the shortest time span is therefore at a premium in...

Université de Neuchâtel

Tsetse flies are attracted to the invasive plant Lantana camara

Guerin, Patrick M. ; Syed, Zainulabeudin

In: Journal of Insect Physiology, 2004, vol. 50, no. 1, p. 43-50

In tsetse both sexes feed exclusively on the blood of vertebrates for a few minutes every 2–3 days. Tsetse flies seek cover from high temperatures to conserve energy and plants provide shelter for tsetse in all the biotopes they occupy. Recently, tsetse have taken cover in plantations and under the invasive bush Lantana camara that has invaded large areas of the tsetse fly belt of...

Université de Neuchâtel

Role of volatile chemostimuli in the sensory ecology of tsetse flies, Glossina spp., and host races of the larch bud moth, Zeiraphera diniana Guénée = : Rôle des composés volatils dans l'écologie sensorielle des mouches tsé-tsé, Glossina spp. et des deux races de la tordeuse grise du mélèze, Zeiraphera diniana Guénée

Syed, Zainulabeuddin ; Guérin, Patrick (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2002 ; 1661.

In tsetse both sexes feed exclusively on the blood of vertebrates for a few minutes every 2–3 days. Tsetse flies seek cover from high temperatures to conserve energy and plants provide shelter for tsetse in all the biotopes they occupy. Recently, tsetse have taken cover in plantations and under the invasive bush Lantana camara that has invaded large areas of the tsetse fly belt of Africa. Flies...