Accession Number : ADA285737


Title :   Guide to the Identification and Geographic Distribution of Lutzomyia Sand Flies in Mexico, the West Indies, Central and South America (Diptera:Psychodidae)


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Young, David G ; Duran, Margo A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a285737.pdf


Report Date : 31 Mar 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 887


Abstract : Nearly 400 species and subspecies of phlebotomine sand flies in the medically important genus Lutzomyia are identified by taxanomic keys to the adults and by associated illustrations. References to existing and new information on their geographic distribution (with maps), biology, and disease relationships are included. The following 9 new species in the genus are described: caminoi Young and Duncan, christenseni Young and Duncan, clitella Young & Perez, falcata Young, Morales, and Ferro, gibba Young & Arias, nemorosa Young & Perez reinerti Young and Duncan, sinuosa Young & Duncan, and torvid Young, Morales & Ferro. The previously unknown females of moucheti, omagua and pelloni are described. New junior synonyms include spinosa Floch & Abonnenc (=damascenoi Mangabeira) and tikalensis Leon (=permira Fairchild & Hertig). The status of nuneztovari anglesi Le Pont & Desjeux as a subspecie of n. nuneztovari is rejected. The subgenus Xiphomyia of Artemiev 1991 is a junior homonym of Xiphomyia of Alexander 1916. The subspecies name, cruzi of Gonzalez & Garcia- Avila 1981, is a junior homonym of cruzi of Mangabeira 1938. Lutzomyia paulwilliamsi Martins, Falcao & Silva is a junior synonym of Lutzomyia monticola (Costa Lima). Sand flies, Diptera, Psychodidae, LutzoMyia.


Descriptors :   *SANDFLY FEVER VIRUS INFECTION , *DIPTERA , *GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION , BIOLOGY , DISTRIBUTION , ADULTS , MEXICO , WEST INDIES , CULICIDAE , FEMALES , SOUTH AMERICA , TAXONOMY , DISEASES , MAPS


Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE