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.