Lutzomyia (Tri.) cruciata


  • (Coquillett)
  • 1907:102 (F, Flebotomus)
  • Trece Aguas, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala


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Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama


  • None


L. cruciata "occurs mainly in secondary and primary hardwood forests" and has been collected with CDC traps. This species also will take human blood in the laboratory (Young and Perkins 1984).

Medical Importance

Williams (1970) demonstrated experimental transmission of Leishmania mexicana in Belize.

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Lutzomyia » Tricholateralis

Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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