Psychodopygus wellcomei

Author

  • (Fraiha, Shaw & Lainson)
  • 1971:490 (M,F; Psychodopygus)
  • Serra dos Carajas, Parl, Brazil

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Brazil

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

Both sexes of Lutzomyia wellcomei have been captured in lowland forest near the Rio Urubu, Amazonds, Brazil (Young and Duncan 1997).

Medical Importance

Proven vector of Leishmania braziliensis (Young & Duncan 1994:567).

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Psychodopygus

Additional References

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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