Bichromomyia olmeca olmeca

Author

  • (Vargas & Najera)
  • 1959:147 (M; Phlebotomus)
  • Tabasco, Mexico

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

In Guatemala, Lutzomyia olmeca olmeca was collected using human bait at ground level between 1800 and 2100 hrs during May, June and July (Young & Duncan 1994).

Medical Importance

Proven vector of Leishmania mexicana to man (Young & Duncan 1994:452).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Bichromomyia

Additional References

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