New records of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Ecuador

Lynn A. Jones, Lee W. Cohnstaedt, Lorenza Beati, Rommy Terán, Renato León, Leonard E. Munstermann

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The number of recorded phlebotomine sand fly species in Ecuador has nearly doubled during the past 20 years as a result of surveys. In 2005, a sand fly survey of two localities, Tiputini in the Amazon rain forest and Paraiso Escondido in the Pacific coastal lowland forest, resulted in the capture of 25 species. New records for Ecuador consisted of five species from the Amazonian region and one from Paraiso Escondido. The Amazonian species were Nyssomyia richardwardi (Ready and Fraiha), Psathyromyia dreisbachi (Causey and Damasceno), Psathyromyia runoides (Fairchild and Hertig), Trichophoromyia pabloi (Barretto, Burbano and Young), and Trichopygomyia witoto (Young and Morales). The Pacific coastal lowland species was Psathyromyia punctigeniculata (Floch and Abonnenc).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Brumptomyia
  • Lutzomyia
  • species distribution


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