Haemagogus (Hag.) spegazzinii


  • Brethes
  • 1912:39 (F)
  • Jujuy, Argentina (BA)



Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago


  • uriartei Shannon and Del Ponte
    • 1927:68 (A)
    • Type-loc: Vipos, Tucuman, Argentina (USNM)
  • lindneri Martini


The larvae of this species are commonly found in treeholes and bamboo internodes. Antunes and Whitman (1937) showed spegazzinii (as uriartei) to be capable of harboring yellow fever virus but they were unable to effect transmission. Bevier, Torres-Munoz and Doria-Medina (1953) found spegazzinii, as well as janthinomys, to be present in areas of yellow fever outbreaks near Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Arnell 1973:30).

Medical Importance

It may possibly play a role in transmission of yellow fever. (Arnell 1973:30)

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habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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