Lutzomyia (Tri.) diabolica

Author

  • Hall
  • 1936:28 (M, F; Phlebotomus)
  • Uvalde, Texas, USA

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Mexico, United States

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

Lutzomyia diabolica has been found in dry, sometimes treeless localities in the US (Young and Perkins 1984).

Medical Importance

Illustration credit: Young & Duncan 1994:68 state that "Lutzomyia diabolica is a suspected, but unproven vector of Leishmania mexicana in southern Texas and northern Mexico and has been experimentally infected with Leishmania infantum (Young & Lawyer 1987)."

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Lutzomyia » Tricholateralis

Additional References

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