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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 3, 2001, pp. 315-317
Bioline Code: oc01045
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 3, 2001, pp. 315-317

 en First Report of Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) umbratilis Ward & Frahia, 1977 outside of Amazonian Region, in Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae)
Valdir Q Balbino; Carlos B Marcondes; Bruce Alexander; Luciano KS Luna; Mônica MM Lucena; Antônio CS Mendes & Paulo P Andrade


Lutzomyia umbratilis, a known vector of Leishmania guyanensis in the north of Amazon basin, has been exclusively found in the Amazonian region. Here we report for the first time the occurrence of this species in northeastern Brazil. The epidemiological importance of the occurrence of this species in the Atlantic Forest is commented.

Lutzomyia umbratilis, Phlebotominae, distribution, Brazil

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