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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 98, No. 8, 2003, pp. 1059-1065
Bioline Code: oc03207
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. 8, 2003, pp. 1059-1065

 en Redescription of Nyssomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) and Nyssomyia neivai check for this species in other resources (Pinto, 1926) (Diptera: Psychodidae)
José Dilermando Andrade Filho; Eunice A Bianchi Galati & Alda Lima Falcão

Abstract

The phlebotomine sand flies Nyssomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources and Nyssomyia neivai check for this species in other resources are the probable vectors of American tegumentary leishmaniasis in the Southern and Southeastern regions of Brazil. These species form a complex, being difficult to separate between either females or males of the two members based on recognized morphological characteristics. Both N. intermedia and N. neivai are redescribed here in the search for characters that facilitate their correct identification. It was possible to differentiate females by means of spermathecal characteristics. Males could be separated with confidence by the tips of the genital filaments, which have the form of a deep spoon, the angle of the concavity being well accentuated in N. intermedia and much shallower in N. neivai.

Keywords
Nyssomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources - Nyssomyia neivai check for this species in other resources - Phlebotominae - Psychodidae

 
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