A Review of the Bloodsucking Psychodid Flies of Colombia (Diptera: Phlebotominae and Sycoracinae),
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY
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In this review 101 species and subspecies of Phlebotominae are reported from Colombia. This represents about one-third of the described New World species, but it is estimated that at least 40 additional species will be discovered in the Republic, especially in the little-collected southeastern region. The small subfamily Sycoracinae, whose members resemble those of Phlebotominae in being able to take vertebrate blood, is treated here for this reason. In order to clarify the status of some taxa and to study intraspecific variation and distributional patterns, an effort was made to examine specimens from as many Colombian and non-Colombian localities as possible.