Bichromomyia olmeca bicolor


  • Fairchild & Theodor
  • 1971:157 (M,F)
  • Panama Canal Zone, Panama



Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela


  • None


Young and Duncan (1994) reported that Lutzomyia olmeca bicolor, a suspected vector of Leishmania aristidesi among rodents and marsupials at Sasardi, Panama (as noted by Christensen et al. 1972), is not strongly anthropophilic.

Medical Importance

Suspected vector of Leishmania.

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Bichromomyia

Additional References

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