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Phlebotomine maps

Phlebotomine sandflies: Distribution maps

The map shows the current known distribution of Phlebotomus sandfly species in Europe at ‘regional’ administrative level (NUTS3). It is based on published historical data and confirmed data provided by experts from the respective countries as part of the
VectorNet project.

Separate maps for the distribution of each of the following mosquito species are currently available:  Phlebotomus ariasi, Phlebotomus neglectus, Phlebotomus papatasi, Phlebotomus perfiliewi, Phlebotomus perniciosus, Phlebotomus sergenti, Phlebotomus similis, and Phlebotomus tobbi.
To see a map of a particular sandfly species, please select the vector species in the menu below.


RED The species is known to have been present at least in one municipality within the administrative unit.
DARK GREEN Observed absence (obs. absent): the species has never been reported within the administrative unit and there have been field surveys or studies on sand flies within the last 5 years of the distribution status date.
LIGHT GREEN Anticipated absence (antic. absent): the species has never been reported and experts estimate a high probability of absence.
MEDIUM GREY No data are available to local experts.
LIGHT GREY No information is available on the existence of field studies on sandflies.

ECDC and EFSA, through the VectorNet network, continues to improve the data collection for the maps. VectorNet is looking for vector-borne disease experts who are interested in sharing data on the distribution of mosquito, tick, sand fly and culicoides vectors.

Experts can contact VectorNet at to join the network. They can also register and upload data to the common database through the VectorNet tool.



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Phlebotomus alexandri - current known distribution - April 2017
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