Psathyromyia (Psa.) shannoni

Author

  • (Dyar)
  • 1929:121 (M; Phlebotomus)
  • Panama Canal Zone, Panama

Distribution

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Belize, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Venezuela

Synonyms

  • Phlebotomus lima Fonseca
  • Phlebotomus bigeniculatus Floch & Abonnenc
  • Phlebotomus microcephalus Barretto & Duret
  • Phlebotomus pifanoi Ortiz

Bionomics

Adults of Lutzomyia shannoni have been collected using aspirator, from tree trunks as well as light traps. Laboratory hosts include hamster, mouse, squirrel, calf, horse, human dog, opossum and pig (Endris et al. 1982).

Medical Importance

Wild caught females of L. shannoni have been found naturally infected with flagellates in several countries and there is strong evidence that L. shannoni is a vector of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)-New Jersey serotype in Georgia, U.S.A. (Young and Duncan 1994).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Psathyromyia » Psathyromyia

Additional References

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