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First report of Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) umbratilis Ward & Frahia, 1977 outside of Amazonian Region, in Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae).

Authors
  • Balbino, V Q
  • Marcondes, C B
  • Alexander, B
  • Luna, L K
  • Lucena, M M
  • Mendes, A C
  • Andrade, P P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Publisher
SciELO
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2001
Volume
96
Issue
3
Pages
315–317
Identifiers
PMID: 11313636
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Lutzomyia umbratilis, a known vector of Leishmania guyanensis in the north of Amazon basin, has been exclusively found in the Amazonian region. Here we report for the first time the occurrence of this species in northeastern Brazil. The epidemiological importance of the occurrence of this species in the Atlantic Forest is commented.

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