Sergentomyia (Parrotomyia) Jerighatiansis, a New Species of Sand Fly (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) From Kandhamal District, Orissa, India

Acta Trop. 2013 Dec;128(3):674-9. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2013.09.017. Epub 2013 Sep 25.


Sergentomyia (Parrotomyia) jerighatiansis a new species of sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) from the villages of Kandhamal district, Orissa, located on the east coast of India is described. Descriptive morphology, character measurements, and illustrations of males and females are provided and its taxonomic position within the genus is also defined. Voucher specimens of the new species have been deposited at the museum, Vector Control Research Centre (Indian Council of Medical Research), Puducherry, India and Zoological Survey of India, India.

Keywords: India; Psychodidae; Sand fly; Sergentomyia (Parrotomyia) jerighatiansis sp. nov..

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Specimen Banks
  • Female
  • India
  • Male
  • Microscopy
  • Psychodidae / anatomy & histology
  • Psychodidae / classification*
  • Psychodidae / growth & development*