Entomology laboratory

The entomology laboratory occupies the largest room. Four dissecting microscopes are in use to dissect Simulium flies, brought-in to the laboratory from the various fly-catching stations. David Ekale, who has been trained in the project and who does most of the dissections now, is amongst the most experienced people in this technique. He has already dissected hundreds of thousands of flies!


Here we shall present results of our entomological studies on Simulium damnosum s.l. populations in various bioclimatic zones of Cameroon.

male Simulium squamosum

It is aimed to present the results of fly-catching and dissections at the numerous sites in the Cameroon rain-forest and savanna, that we have collected during our work.

Simulium fly-catching sites of the project in Cameroon and Nigeria since 1976

Onchocerca-Transmission Potentials: The risc of riverblindness-transmission  Simulium fly-traps: The magic fly-boy and the magic cow.