Phlebotomine Vectors of Human Disease.
Annual rept. 1 Feb-30 Dec 83,
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY
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A taxonomic review of the 14 Lutzomyia spp. known to occur in North America was completed. New distribution records obtained in 1983 were included. Data on Ecuadorian sand flies were compiled based on published and unpublished records and a new anthropophilic species in the vexator group was described from eastern Ecuador. Fifteen phlebotomine species, including 5 anthropophilic Lutzomyia were collected for the first time in Peru at a site in Madre de Dios Department -- a region endemic for mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Males and females of an undescribed, ungrouped Lutzomyia sp. were also captured in the Rimac Valley at Cocachacra where human cases of bartonellosis and uta cutaneous leishmaniasis continue to be diagnosed. There is a resurgence of the former disease in Peru with 3,795 human cases reported in 1982. Collections of phlebotomines in Costa Rica yielded an undescribed Lutzomyia Vespertilionis group. Progress was made towards the completion of a handbook on the neotropical Phlebotominae. Keywords ColoniesBiology Ecology Epidemiology.
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