Pintomyia (Pif.) townsendi


  • (Ortiz)
  • 1959:23 (M; Phlebotomus)
  • Rancho Grande, Aragua, Venezuela



Colombia, Venezuela


  • None


Adults of Lutzomyia townsendi have been collected from protected human bait in the costal region of Colombia (Duque et al. 2004).

Medical Importance

Suspected vector of Bartonella and Leishmania (Young & Duncan 1994:183).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Pintomyia » Pifanomyia

Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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Adult Stage, Illustrations:

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