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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 107, No. 8, 2012, pp. 993-997
Bioline Code: oc12164
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 107, No. 8, 2012, pp. 993-997

 en Description of Lutzomyia (Helcocyrtomyia) tolimensis check for this species in other resources , a new species of phlebotomine sandfly (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Colombia
Carrasquilla, María C; Munstermann, Leonard; Marín, Dairo; Ocampo, Clara & Ferro, Cristina


A description is presented of Lutzomyia tolimensis check for this species in other resources sp. nov., a new species of the subgenus Helcocyrtomyia, series sanguinaria. It was collected in dwellings, peridomestic environment and in nearby forest patches located in the foothills of the Andean Central Cordillera, where in 2004-2006 occurred the largest epidemic ever recorded of leishmaniasis in Colombia. The male of this species is differentiated from other members of the series sanguinaria based on the following combination of characters: (i) base of coxite with 0-3 subequal setae, (ii) spines of gonostyle organized in positions 2.1.2, (iii) spines inserted on distal half of gonostyle and (iv) relationship of alar indices. The female is recognized principally by the following characters: (i) palpomere V longer than III, (ii) length of labro-epipharynx and (iii) relationship of the alar indices.

Phlebotominae - Lutzomyia - new species - Colombia

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