Tropical Diseases Microbiology Lutzomyia evansi - Phlebotominae - new record - Mexico. oc04023
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 99(2)
The phlebotomine sand fly Lutzomyia evansi is recorded in Mexico for the first time. This species is a suspected vector of Leishmania infantum in other parts of its geographical range and was captured in a focus of American visceral leishmaniasis where the principal vector, Lu. longipalpis sensu lato, was also found. The relative public health importance of the two species in the study area (Chiapas state, Southern Mexico) is discussed.