Taxonomy

The family Psychodidae includes six subfamilies (Duck-house, 1973), only two ofwhich include species ofknown public health and veterinary importance: the Psychodinae and Phlebotominae. Sycorax silacea of the subfamily Syco-racinae is a vector of a filarial parasite (Icosiella neglecta) of the frog Rana esculenta, a species commercially raised for human consumption in France.

Adults of Psychodinae (Fig. 9.1) have relatively short mouthparts, short antennal segments, and short legs and hold their wings level or sloping downward (rooflike)

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Remember to prepare for everyone in the home. When you are putting together a plan to prepare in the case of an emergency, it is very important to remember to plan for not only yourself and your children, but also for your family pets and any guests who could potentially be with you at the time of the emergency.

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