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)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

1994-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

887.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE