Bichromomyia flaviscutellata

Author

  • (Mangabeira)
  • 1942a:144 (M; Flebotomus)
  • Aura, Belem, Para, Brazil

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, Venezuela

Synonyms

  • Phebotomus apicalis Floch & Abonnenc

Bionomics

Lutzomyia flaviscutellata is weakly anthropophilic and adults are encountered in primary forests, depleted secondary forests, isolated vegetation spots, gallery forests, and "varzea" (Molina et al. 2008).

Medical Importance

"Lutzomyia flaviscutellata is a proven vector of Leishmania amazonensis in Brazil and French Guiana" and "several arboviruses, including Pacui, Icuaraci and Inhangapi, have been isolated from wild-caught specimens of L. flaviscutellata in Brazil & Trinidad" (Young & Duncan 1994:450).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Bichromomyia

Additional References

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