Nyssomyia intermedia


  • (Lutz & Neiva)
  • 1912:92 (M, F; Phlebotomus)
  • Southern Brazil, in states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais



Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay


  • Phlebotomus lutzi Manson-Bahr
  • Phlebotomus neivai Pinto
  • Phlebotomus mazzai Paterson


Females of L. intermedia are highly anthropophilic and locally common (Young & Duncan 1994).

Medical Importance

"Promastigotes, presumably Leishmania braziliensis, have been found in naturally infected L. intermedia in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil" Young & Duncan 1994:458).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Nyssomyia

Additional References

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