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Mosquito: Aedes

Dengue, Yellow fever, Filaria, West Nile, Eastern equine encephalitis, Chikungunya

Aedes aegypti (wikipedia, Muhammad Mahdi Karim)

Mosquito: Anopheles

Malaria, Filaria.

Anopheles (CDC PHIL, Jim Gathany,  #5814 )

Mosquito: Culex

West Nile, Japanese encephalitis, Filaria, St Loise encephalitis.

Culex quinquefasciatus, (CDC PHIL, Jim Gathany,#4464)

Lutzomyia (New world Sand fly)

Leishmania, Kala-azar, Verruga peruana, Carrion’s disease, Arbovirus.

Lutzomyia longipalpis, Ray Wilson, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine – (2009) PLoS Pathogens Issue Image – Vol. 5(8) August 2009. PLoS Pathog 5(8): ev05.i08. doi:10.1371/image.ppat.v05.i08

Phlebotomus (Old world Sand fly)

Leishmania, Bartonella.

Phlebotomus, (CDC/ Donated by the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland. #6273 )

Tsetse fly

Sleeping sickness

Tsetse fly (By International Atomic Energy Agency – International Atomic Energy Agency, CC BY-SA 4.0,

House fly

Shigella, Typhoid, Vibrio.

House fly ( By USDAgov –, Public Domain,

Black fly

Onchocerca (river blindness)

Black fly (

Horse fly /Chrysops/Tabanidae/deer fly/march fly/zimps

Tularemia, Anthrax, Loa loa, Anaplasma.

“Horsefly (wikipedia″ by Dennis Ray – Own work)

Rat flea (Xenopsylla, Pulex)

Plague, Murine typhus (R mooseri).

Xenopsylla (Wikipedia, Olha Schedrina / The Natural History Museum)

Tick (Ixodes)

Babesia, Lymes, Ehrlichia, Tularemia, RMSF, Relapsing fever, Tick-borne encephalitis, Crimean haemorrhagic fever.

Ixodes (CDC, PHIL, James Gathany, # 7663 )

Mite (chiggers, trombiculid mites, rat mite)

Rickettsial pox, Scrub typhus.

Adult Trombidiidae mite (wikimedia, Alan R Walker)

Mite -Sarcoptes scabiei

Causes Scabies

Sarcoptes scabiei ( Kalumet – de.wikipedia )

Reduviid bug (Triatoma)

Chagas disease

Reduviid bug (CDC, Credit: S. Kjo)


Epidemic relapsing fever (Borrelia recurrentis),
Epidemic typhus (Rickettsia prowazeki),
Trench fever (R. quintana).

Male Head louse (By KostaMumcuoglu at the English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Cyclops (Copepod)

Fish tapeworm, Dracunculiasis, Sparganum.

Cyclops (Public Domain,