Lutzomyia (Tri.) cruciata

Author

  • (Coquillett)
  • 1907:102 (F, Flebotomus)
  • Trece Aguas, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala

Distribution

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Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

L. cruciata "occurs mainly in secondary and primary hardwood forests" and has been collected with CDC traps. This species also will take human blood in the laboratory (Young and Perkins 1984).

Medical Importance

Williams (1970) demonstrated experimental transmission of Leishmania mexicana in Belize.

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Lutzomyia » Tricholateralis

Additional References

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