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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 91, No. 4, 1996, pp. 415-419
Bioline Code: oc96082
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 4, 1996, pp. 415-419

 en Sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis in a Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Focus in Central Colombia
Yolanda Lopez; Lisardo Osorio; Gilberto Alvarez; Jaime Rojas; Fernando Jimenez; Carmen Gomez & Cristina Ferro


Lutzomyia longipalpis, 15 other species of the genus
Lutzomyia, and one species of Brumptomyia were
collected in an endemic focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a
river canyon 450 m above sea-level, in Rio Claro, Antioquia,
Colombia. The presence of Lu. longipalpis is associated
with the destruction of the primary forest and the development
of new farmland and rural settlement in this region.  The
composition of species identified a different habitat for
Lu. longipalpis in Colombia.  Lu. yuilli and
Lu. longipalpis were predominant (68.26%) followed by
Lu. trapidoi, Lu. hartmani, Lu. triramula, Lu.
panamensis, Lu. gomezi.

Lutzomyia longipalpis - sand fly - ecology - leishmaniasis - Colombia

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