Pintomyia (Pin.) pessoai


  • (Coutinho & Barretto)
  • 1940a:98 (M, F; Phlebotomus)
  • Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil



Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay


  • None


Adults have been collected biting humans between 1930-2130 hrs (Aguiar et al. 1985).

Medical Importance

Lutzomyia pessoai "is regarded as a suspected vector of Leishmania braziliensis in southern Brazil." (Young & Duncan 1994:270)

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Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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