Spectral sensitivity in the eyes of male and female Lutzomyia longipalpis sandflies

Mellor, Helen E. and Hamilton, James G.C. and Anderson, Moray (1996) Spectral sensitivity in the eyes of male and female Lutzomyia longipalpis sandflies. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 10 (4). pp. 371-374. ISSN 0269-283X

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Abstract

Using electroretinogram recordings, the response of Lutzomyia longipalpis sandfly eyes to a range of wavelengths of light was measured, and spectral sensitivity determined. The eyes of both male and female adult sandflies were found to respond maximally to light in the ultraviolet region (at 340 nm) with a secondary peak in the blue-green-yellow region at 520 nm for females and 546 nm for males. The Mann-Whitney U test showed no significant differences between males and females at corresponding wavelengths.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1109
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 134460
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2019 08:53
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 21:33
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/134460

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