Phlebotomine sandflies maps
The phlebotomine maps are published regularly to provide the ECDC stakeholders, the scientific community and the general public with updated information on phlebotomine distribution at ‘regional’ administrative unit level (NUTS3 or equivalent and NUTS2 in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, England (UK), Scotland (UK) and Wales (UK)). Please note that the maps do not represent the official view or position of the countries.
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 alexandri, Phlebotomus ariasi, Phlebotomus mascitii, Phlebotomus neglectus, Phlebotomus papatasi, Phlebotomus perfiliewi, Phlebotomus perniciosus, Phlebotomus sergenti, Phlebotomus similis, and Phlebotomus tobbi.
For native species the possible distribution statuses are:
- Present: The species is known to have been present at least in one municipality within the administrative unit/study area.
- Introduced: The species has been introduced in the administrative unit/study area without confirmed establishment.
- Anticipated Absent: the species has never been reported and you estimate a high probability of absence.
- Confirmed Absent: the species has never been reported within the administrative unit/study area and there have been field surveys or studies on ticks within the last 5 years of the distribution status date.
- No Data: No sampling has been performed and no data on the species is available.
- Unknown: It is unknown whether there are field studies on this species.
Phlebotomus papatasi - current known distribution: January 2019
Phlebotomus perniciosus - current known distribution: January 2019
Phlebotomus similis - current known distribution: January 2019
Phlebotomus ariasi - current known distribution: January 2019
Phlebotomus neglectus - current known distribution: January 2019
Phlebotomus perfiliewi - current known distribution: January 2019
Phlebotomus sergenti - current known distribution: January 2019
Phlebotomus tobbi - current known distribution: January 2019
Phlebotomus alexandri - current known distribution: January 2019
ECDC and EFSA continue to improve the data collection for the maps. Data on the distribution of mosquito, tick, sand fly and culicoides vectors can be submitted to the common database through the VectorNet tool.
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