Phlebotomus (Syb.) rossi


  • deMeillon and Lavoipierre
  • 1944:44 [male]
  • Zimbabwe: Raheen, Mutare ('Umtali'), from stable, 15.xii.1941



Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe


  • None


Type habitat: steppe. Found in damp hyrax burrows.

Medical Importance

Both this species and man found infected with same Leishmania sp. in Namibian loci of cutaneous leishmaniasis (Ledger, 1977). This taxon may represent two sandfly species: P. rossi s.s. (Species A) does not occur in loci of cutaneous leishmaniasis, and so Species B is the suspected vector (Davidson, 1987; Killick-Kendrick, 1990).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Phlebotomus » Synphlebotomus

Additional References

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Adult Stage, detail photos:

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