Phlebotomus (Syb.) celiae


  • Minter
  • 1962:457 [male, female]
  • Kenya: Kitui District, Kauriro, ventilation shafts of termite hills, 455 m.





  • None


Type habitat: steppe/desert vegetation.

Medical Importance

Suspected vector of visceral leishmaniasis (L. donovani) in Kenya (Lysenko, 1971; Mutinga, 1975). (The females of P. celiae, P. martini and P. vansomerenae are morphologically indistinguishable and, therefore, their vectorial roles are not fully known (Killick-Kendrick, 1990; Lewis, 1982).)

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Phlebotomus » Synphlebotomus

Additional References

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Adult Stage, detail photos:

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