Lutzomyia (Lut.) longipalpis


  • (Lutz & Neiva)
  • 1912:89 (M, F; Phlebotomus)
  • Brazil, locality indeterminate


SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela


  • None


Adults of L. shannoni have been collected from CDC light traps, shannon traps, human bait and aspirated from tree trunks (Young et al. 1987).

Medical Importance

Illustration credit: Young and Duncan (1994:58) state that L. longipalpis "is the principal vector of viceral leishmaniasis due to Leishmania chagasi."

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Lutzomyia » Lutzomyia

Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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Adult Stage, Illustrations:

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