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Neotropical Entomology

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Abstract

BEJARANO, Eduar E. et al. First Report of Lutzomyia França in the department of Guainía, Amazonian Colombia, and of Brumptomyia mesai Sherlock (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the Colombian Caribbean Coast. Neotrop. entomol. [online]. 2007, vol.36, n.6, pp. 990-993. ISSN 1519-566X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-566X2007000600027.

This is the first record of the presence of the medically important genus Lutzomyia França in the Department of Guainía, Colombia. Sand flies were collected biting humans in the surroundings of the urban area of the Municipality of Inírida. Three Lutzomyia species were taxonomically identified as L. davisi (Root), L. olmeca bicolor Fairchild & Theodor, and L. antunesi (Coutinho). Additionally, Brumptomyia mesai Sherlock is cited for the first time in the Caribbean Coast of Colombia based on specimens collected with a modified CDC light trap in the Reserva Forestal Protectora Serranía de Coraza y Montes de María, Department of Sucre.

Keywords : Phlebotominae; sand fly; Psychodopygus; Nyssomyia.

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