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.
Surveillance for sandflies
The surveillance maps shows the regions where surveillance activities for sandflies were held in Europe and neighbouring regions.
Sandfly surveillance effort over 2015–2019
Seasonal active surveillance for sandflies over 2017–2019
Distribution maps of sandflies
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 has been observed to be present in at least one municipality within the administrative unit.
- Introduced: The species has been introduced in the administrative unit without confirmed establishment.
- Anticipated Absent: the species has never been reported and there is a high probability that it is absent.
- Confirmed 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.
- No Data: No sampling has been performed and no data on the species is available.
- Unknown: The status is unknown
Areas outside the scope of the VectorNet geographical scope are colour-coded as ‘Outside scope’.
Vector distribution status changes in terms of spatial units since the previous update
Since the previous update (October 2021), new presences are of Phlebotomus alexandrii and P. sergenti in M`Sila, Algeria, P. alexandrii in Antalya, Turkey, P. ariasi and P. perniciosus in A Coruña, Lugo, and Pontevedra, Spain, P. mascitii in Cantabria and in Gipuzkoa, Spain and Udine, Italy and P. perfiliewi in Udine, Italy. All these species had been previously described in these countries, and so the new data have filled gaps rather than identified new ranges.
Phlebotomus tobbi - current known distribution: March 2022
Phlebotomus alexandri - current known distribution: March 2022
Phlebotomus mascittii - current known distribution: March 2022
Phlebotomus papatasi - current known distribution: March 2022
Phlebotomus perniciosus - current known distribution: March 2022
Phlebotomus similis - current known distribution: March 2022
Phlebotomus ariasi - current known distribution: March 2022
Phlebotomus neglectus - current known distribution: March 2022
Phlebotomus perfiliewi - current known distribution: March 2022
Phlebotomus sergenti - current known distribution: March 2022
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