Nyssomyia ylephiletor


  • (Fairchild & Hertig)
  • 1952:520 (M; Phlebotomus)
  • Almirante, Bocas del Toro, Panama



Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama


  • None


Lutzomyia ylephiletor is abundant and common in human bait collections in Guatemala (Porter et al. 1987).

Medical Importance

"The recent discovery of Leishmania mexicana in a naturally infected female of L. ylephiletor from Guatemala (Porter et al. 1987) represents the first isolation of this parasite from a sand fly, other than L. o. olmeca, and indicates that more studies are needed to clarify the epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania mexicana in Guatemala. Lutzomyia ylephiletor is one of the suspected vectors of L. panamensis in Panama (Christenson & Herrer 1973) and in Costa Rica (Zeledon 1985)." (Young & Duncan 1994:463)

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Nyssomyia

Additional References

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