Lutzomyia (Hel.) ayacuchensis


  • Caceres & Galati
  • 1988:55 (M, F)
  • Quebrada Saquihuacca, 2740 m above sea level, Parinacochas Prov., Ayacucho, Peru



Ecuador, Peru


  • None


Females biting/landing on humans have been collected using mouth aspirators between 1830-2100 hrs (Takaoka et al. 1990).

Medical Importance

Gomez & Hashiguchi (1991:407) and Takaoka et al. (1990:701) report females of L. ayacuchensis have been found naturally infected with Leishmania.

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Lutzomyia » Helcocyrtomyia

Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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