Phlebotomus (Eub.) argentipes

Author

  • Annandale and Brunetti
  • In Annandale, 1908:101 [male, female]
  • India, Calcutta

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia

Synonyms

  • annandalei Sinton
    • 1923a: 744 [male]
    • Type-loc: India: Madras, Guindy
  • glaucus Mitra & Roy
    • 1953:372 (as var. of argentipes) [female]
    • Type-loc: India: Maharashtra, Pune
  • marginatus Annandale
    • 1910b:62 (as var. of argentipes) [female]
    • Type-loc: Sri Lanka: Peradeniya

Bionomics

Type habitat: monsoon forest.

Medical Importance

Geographical and biological variation may indicate a species complex; in parts of India it is markedly anthropophilic and an important vector of visceral leishmaniasis (L. donovani) (Killick-Kendrick, 1990; Lane, 1988; Lewis, 1978, 1982, 1987).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Phlebotomus » Euphlebotomus

Additional References

  • Quate 1962b:157, lectotype designation
  • Killick-Kendrick 1990, vector status
  • Lane 1978, vector status
  • Lane 1982, vector status
  • Lane 1987, vector status
  • Lane 1988, vector status
  • Lewis 1967a:24, glaucus to synonymy
  • Sinton 1925a:789, annandalei to synonymy
  • Sinton 1932a:59, marginatus to synonymy

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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