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

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2001 Apr;96(3):315-7. doi: 10.1590/s0074-02762001000300005.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brazil
  • Female
  • Male
  • Psychodidae / anatomy & histology
  • Psychodidae / classification*