Phlebotomus (Lar.) pedifer

Author

  • Lewis, Mutinga and Ashford
  • 1972:121 [male, female]
  • Kenya: Mount Elgon area, Kapsakwony (about 20 km west of Kitale), 11.iv.1971; Holotype male (BMNH)

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Ethopia, Kenya, Sudan

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

Type habitat: mountain vegetation/broadleaf forest. Anthropophilic.

Medical Importance

"Anthropophilic; incriminated vector of cutaneous leismaniasis (L. aethiopica) in Ethiopia and Kenya (Ashford et al., 1973; Kaddu, 1986; WHO, 1981). Females are morphologically indistinguishable from the non-vector P. elgonensis (= P. aculeatus) but they can be distinguished by isoenzyme analysis (Rogo et al., 1988)." [Seccombe & Ready 1993: 12]

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Phlebotomus » Larroussius

Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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