anthropogenic influence on the distribution, abundance and diversity of sandfly species (diptera: phlebotominae: psychodidae), vectors of cutaneous leishmaniasis in panama, species of the genus lutzomyia are vectors of american cutaneous leishmaniasis (acl). there is no recent ecological information that may be used to develop tools for the control of this disease. thus, the goal of this study was to determine the composition, distribution and diversity of lutzomyia species that serve as vectors of acl. sandfly sampling was conducted in forests, fragmented forests and rural environments, in locations with records of acl. lutzomyia gomezi, lutzomyia panam ...201122241128
incrimination of four sandfly species previously unrecognized as vectors of leishmania parasites in mexico.cutaneous leishmaniasis (cl) is endemic to the yucatan peninsula of mexico. the main causative agent is the parasite leishmania mexicana (biagi) (kinetoplastida: trypanosomatidae) and, based on the classic work of dr biagi's research team, it has been generally accepted and frequently reported that the only vector of l. mexicana in the region is the sandfly lutzomyia olmeca olmeca (vargas & diáz-nájera) (diptera: psychodidae). evidence gathered from recent entomological studies conducted mainly ...201020604861
the tree-buttress biotope: a pathobiocenose of leishmania braziliensis.a total of 52,033 sandflies, comprising 33 species, was collected in tree buttresses in panama. of the 18,025 females collected, 1,592 (8.8%) engorged phlebotomines of 18 species contained sufficient blood for identification of their vertebrate hosts by the microcapillary precipitin method. lutzomyia ylephiletor and lu. trapidoi, vectors of leishmania braziliensis, had fed predominantly on sloths (47.0% and 65.1%, respectively). lutzomyia shannoni, a common non-anthropophilic sandfly in tree but ...19827072887
isolation of leishmania mexicana mexicana from lutzomyia ylephiletor in guatemala. 19873503412
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