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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.81 no.3 Rio de Janeiro July./Sept. 1986 

Psychodopygus Leonidasdeanei a new species of sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Pará State, Brazil

Habib Fraiha1 

Lee Ryan2 

Richard D. Ward3 

Ralph Lainson1 

Jeffrey Shaw1 

Instituto Evandro Chagas, Seção de Patologia, Belém, Brasil

Instituto Evandro Chagas, The Wellcome Parasitology Unit, Belém, Brasil

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England


The male and female of Psychodopygus leonidasdeanei n.sp., (Diptera : Psychodidae) are described and illustrated from specimens collected in Shannon traps near Santarém, Pará State, Brazil. This species is a member of the squamiventris series and information is given on the distribution of the members of this series in Pará. A pictorial guide to separate the males and some females from others in the series is given.

Key words: sand fly; taxonomy; Diptera; Psychodidae; Phlebotominae; Psychodopygus


Uma nova espécie de flebótomo da série squamiventris é descrita com o nome de Psychodopygus leonidasdeanei, a partir de exemplares machos e fêmeas coletados no município de Santarém, Estado do Pará, Brasil.


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