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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 101, No. 2, 2006, pp. 129-136
Bioline Code: oc06025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 101, No. 2, 2006, pp. 129-136

 en Taxonomic revision of phlebotomine sand fly species in the series davisi and panamensis of the subgenus Psychodopygus check for this species in other resources Mangabeira, 1941 (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae)
Gustavo Mayr de Lima Carvalho; Alda Lima Falcão & José Dilermando Andrade Filho

Abstract

Several species of the subgenus Psychodopygus check for this species in other resources Mangabeira, 1941 are known to be leishmaniosis vectors in Brazil. Some of them are morphologically similar, which makes their identification quite difficult concerning epidemiological studies. The aim of the current work is to study the morphology of adult specimens of the subgenus Psychodopygus, in accordance with the morphological similarity and still taking into account the epidemiological importance of some species. Thus 11 species have been studied, including four subspecies of adult specimens deposited in the phlebotomine collection of Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou-Fiocruz. Morphological characters found in the literature and new features observed in this study were recorded in a taxonomic discussion format. These characters make it easy to separate such species. Four taxa, previously considered as subspecies, were raised to the category of species.

Keywords
Psychodopygus - Psychodidae - Phlebotominae

 
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