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Potential urban distribution of Phlebotomus mascittii Grassi and Phlebotomus neglectus Tonn. (Diptera: Psychodidae) in 2021–50 in Budapest, Hungary

Bede-Fazekas, Ákos and Trájer, Attila János (2015) Potential urban distribution of Phlebotomus mascittii Grassi and Phlebotomus neglectus Tonn. (Diptera: Psychodidae) in 2021–50 in Budapest, Hungary. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases, 52 (3). pp. 213-218.

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Abstract

Background & Objective: The most northern populations of two sand fly species (Phlebotomus mascittii and Phlebotomus neclectus) in the Carpathian Basin are known from Central Hungary. The most important limiting factor of the distribution of Phlebotomus species in the region is the annual minimum temperature which may be positively affected by the urban heat island and the climate change in the future. Method: Based on the latest case reports of the species, Climate Envelope Model was done for the period 1961-1990 and 2025-2050 to project the potential urban distribution of the species. The climatic data were obtained from RegCM regional climate model and MODIS satellite images. Results: The recent occurrence of the species in Central Hungary indicates that Phlebotomus species can overwinter in non-heated shelters in the built environment. Interpretation & Conclusion: Jointly heat island and future climate change seem to be able to provide suitable environment for the studied species in urban areas in a great extent.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:climate change, leishmaniasis, sandfly, UHI, urban heat island
Subjects:Landscape planning, landscape protection, landscape design
Meteorology
Ecology
Projects:TÁMOP-4.2.1/B-09/1/KMR-2010-0005, TÁMOP 4.2.2.A-1/1/KONV-2012-00641.1
ID Code:2084
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:02 Oct 2015 09:25
Last Modified:02 Oct 2015 09:25

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