Checklist of Phlebotominae (Diptera, Psychodidae) from São Paulo State, Brazil, with notes on their geographical distribution
Keywords:Phlebotominae, biodiversity of the State of São Paulo, BIOTA/FAPESP Program, distribution, epidemiology, leishmaniasis, vectors
AbstractPhlebotomine sand flies are medically important insects, responsible for the transmission of Leishmania parasites between humans and non-human animal reservoirs, which are found throughout São Paulo State, Brazil. The 69 recorded species of phlebotomine sand flies from São Paulo State, including 7 species reported here for the first time to occur in this region, are organized in a checklist using the phylogenetic classification of Galati (2003). Our checklist incorporates and updates those previously published by Barretto (1947) and Martins et al. (1978), and includes records for 33 additional phlebotomine species taken from the literature published since and our examination of specimens held in entomological museum collections. For each sand fly species, the geographical distribution by municipality is also given, together with comments on the distribution of the six vectors of cutaneous leishmaniasis, as well as Lutzomyia longipalpis, the main vector of visceral leishmaniasis.
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Shimabukuro, P. H. F., & Galati, E. A. B. (2011). Checklist of Phlebotominae (Diptera, Psychodidae) from São Paulo State, Brazil, with notes on their geographical distribution. Biota Neotropica, 11(4). Retrieved from https://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/982