Phlebotomus (Pab.) alexandri


  • Sinton
  • 1928c:308 (as var. of sergenti) [male].
  • Iraq, Amara


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Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, China (Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang), Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Yemen, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


  • borovskii Khodukin & Softer
    • 1931:50
    • Type-loc: U.S.S.R.


Type habitat: steppe; anthropophilic, montane species in Afghanistan (Artemiev, 1978a).

Medical Importance

Proven vector of visceral leishmaniasis (L. donovani) in China (Killick-Kendrick, 1990; Lengo 1988); suspected vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis (L. major) in Iran (Javadian et al., 1977), Mongolia and Turkmenistan (Dedet, 1979; Killick-Kendrick, 1990); and suspected vector of L. tropica killicki in Tunisia (Croset et al., 1978;Killick-Kendrick, 1990)

Psychodidae » Phlebotominae » Phlebotomus » Paraphlebotomus

Additional References

  • Parrot 1936c: 430, current status
  • Adler, Theodor & Lourie 1930: 533, female
  • Khodukin 1934, borovskii to synonymy
  • Theodor & Mesghali 1964:286, borovskii to synonymy

Adult Stage, detail photos:

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