Taxonomy: f. Muscidae
Animal: Glossina morsitans (epidemiology) 1.jpg
Sites: Skin
Glossina morsitans submorsitans (Tsetse flies) - This woodland country is the breeding ground for this tsetse fly in The Gambia . Tsetse flies range in size from 6 mm to 13.5 mm and can be easily recognised when at rest by the way it folds its wings scissor-like above the abdomen and by the prominent proboscis. Blood meal identification using precipitin tests showed that Warthogs accounted for 90 percent of meals for these flies and these animals appear to be the major maintenance hosts for this tsetse fly as well as a potential reservoir of trypanosomiasis in this area. see Snow and Boreham. 1979. Acta Tropica. 36: 47-51

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