Phlebotomus (Pab.) caucasicus

Author

  • Marzinowsky
  • 1917:613 [male]
  • USSR: Georgia, Tbilisi

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Afghanistan, China (Xinjiang), Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

Synonyms

  • grimmi Porchinski
    • 1876:32 [male]
    • Type-loc: U.S.S.R.: Baku
  • li Popov
    • 1926:241 [male]
    • Type-loc: U.S.S.R.: Armenia
  • selectus Khodukin
    • 1929:99 [male, female]
    • Type-loc: U.S.S.R.: Uzbekistan: Andizhan, Tashkent

Bionomics

Type habitat: mountain vegetation. Found in dry regions.

Medical Importance

Considered a vector of visceral leishmaniasis (L. donovani) in Central Asia and Kazakhstan (Sergiev, 1979); suspected vector of L. major (or similar parasite, possibly L. gerbilli) among central Asian rodents (Adler & Theodor 1957; Killick-Kendrick, 1990; Saf'janova 1967); found infected with flagellates in gerbil burrows in Iran (Nadim & Rashti, 1971).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Phlebotomus » Paraphlebotomus

Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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