Vector Resource Links

Inquiries regarding the availability of live fleas may be placed with Joe Hinnebusch at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories.

Inquiries regarding Tsetse flies can be made to the Aksoy Lab at Yale School of Public Health.

Looking for Black Flies?  University of Georgia Entomology Department scientists maintain the world’s oldest established reproductively isolated research colony of black flies, Simulium vittatum Zetterstedt cytospecies IS-7.  The colony was initiated at Cornell University in 1981 and moved to UGA in 1991.  Contact Elmer Gray for details.

 

Tick Cell Lines can be obtained from ATCC. A number of tick cell lines are also available through The Tick Cell Biobank housed at the University of Liverpool, UK.

 
NIAID Vector Program 

NIAID Vector Program Link

Vectorbase Link

MR4 Vector Resources Link

European Union Virtual Insectary

Filariasis Reagent Resources Link

NIAID Schisto Resource Link

Tsetse fly (Glossina sp.)

Askoy Lab Trypanosomiasis and Tsetse Research Link

Rocky Mountain Laboratories Flea Resource

Rocky Mountain Laboratories Flea Resource Link

Black Fly Resource

University of Georgia Black Fly Resource Link

University of Georgia Entomology Department scientists maintain the world’s oldest established reproductively isolated research colony of black flies, Simulium vittatum Zetterstedt cytospecies IS-7. The colony was initiated at Cornell University in 1981 and moved to UGA in 1991. Contact Elmer Gray for details.

ATCC Tick Cell Lines

ATCC Tick Cell Lines Link

The Tick Cell Biobank

The Tick Cell Biobank Link

LITE: Liverpool Insect Testing Establishment

An insecticide resistance testing service against insecticide susceptible and resistant mosquito stocks is now available at the Liverpool Insect Testing Establishment (LITE) through funding from IVCC (Innovative Vector Control Consortium).

Liverpool Insect Testing Establishment Link

Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network (IGTRCN)

Insect Genetic Technologies Link

The Armed Forces Pest Management Board Established in 1962 and includes 130,000 searchable PDFs, with large notable collections from prominent vector biologists and parasitologists.

 Armed Forces Pest Management Board Link

The Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit

Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit Link