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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.24 no.3-4 Manaus  1994

https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-43921994243320 

ZOOLOGIA

ABNORMAL SPERMATHECAE NUMBERS IN PERUVIAN SANDFLIES (DIPTERA: PSYSCHODIDAE)

Números Anormais de Espermatecas em Flebótomos Peruanos (Diptera: Psychodidae)

Elena OGUSUKU 1  

J. Enrique PÉREZ 2  

1Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Apartado 4314, Lima-100, Peru.


ABSTRACT

We report and illustrate two abnormal spermatheca numbers found in Peruvian sandflies, a supernumerary spermatheca in Lutzomyia cernerai and the absence of one spermatheca in L. amazonensis.

Key words: Lutzomyia; abnormal spermatheca; Peru

RESUMO

Apresentamos e ilustramos duas espermatecas de flebótomos peruanos registradas com números anormais; uma espermateca supernumerária em Lutzomyia carrerai e a falta de uma espermateca em L. amazonensis.

Palavras-Chave: Lutzomyia; espermatecas anormais; Peru

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