Nyssomyia umbratilis


  • Ward & Fraiha
  • 1977:314 (F)
  • Rio Jari, Para, Brazil



Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela


  • None


Adults of Lutzomyia umbratilis have been collected, often in large numbers, from human bait at ground and in forest canopy, Disney traps (baited with two-toed sloth) in the canopy, aspirated from tree trunks at ground level, and in CDC light traps, both at ground level and in the canopy (Ready et al. 1986).

Medical Importance

Young and Duncan (1994:460) state that "Lutzomyia umbratilis is a proven, and the most important, vector of Leishmania guyanensis to man in French Guiana, Northern Brazil and probably elsewhere in Amazonia (see Young & Lawyer 1987 for references). Munguba Phlebovirus was isolated from pools of L. unbratilis collected at Monte Dourado, Jari, Para, Brazil (Travassos da Rosa et al. 1983)."

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Nyssomyia

Additional References

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