Lutzomyia (Hel.) peruensis






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Lutzomyia peruensis, a large and anthropophilic sand fly, occurs in the Peruvian Andes at elevations ranging from 800m to above 3,200m above sea level (Young & Duncan 1994). Adults have been collected in CDC light traps, from protected human bait, tree butress, and animal burrows in Colombia (Duque et al. 2004).

Medical Importance

Potential vector of Leishmania peruviana (Young & Duncan 1994:722).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Lutzomyia » Helcocyrtomyia

Additional References

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