Lutzomyia


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Lutzomyia

(lūtz'ō-mī'ă),
A genus of New World sandflies or bloodsucking midges (family Psychodidae) that serve as vectors of leishmaniasis and Oroyo fever; formerly combined with the Old World sandfly genus Phlebotomus.

Lutzomyia

/Lut·zo·my·ia/ (lldbomact″zo-mi´ah) a genus of sandflies of the family Psychodidae, the females of which suck blood.

Lutzomyia

A genus of bloodsucking sandflies. They are vectors of leishmaniasis and Oroyo fever.

Lutzomyia

a genus of sandflies, e.g. L. trapidoi, capable of transmitting Leishmania spp.
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Susceptibility to chemical insecticides of two Brazilian populations of the visceral leishmaniasis vector Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae).
Serokonversion against Lutzomyia longipalpalis saliva concurrent with the development of anti-Leishmania chagas deleyed type hypersensitivity.
chagasi y transmitida por el vector Lutzomyia longipalpis (2,4).
Mitochondrial cytochrome b varation inpopulations of the visceral leishmaniasis vector lutzomyia longipalpis across eastern brazil.
panamensis) are believed to be the principal reservoir hosts and the sandfly species Lutzomyia umbratilis (L.
Leishmaniasis is a vector borne disease caused by an intramacrophage protozoa, Leishmania (Order: Kinetoplastidae, Family: Trypanosomatidae, Genus: Leishmania), that is generally transmitted by sandflies, either Phlebotomus (Old world) or Lutzomyia (New World).
1999) showed that both Lutzomyia intermedia and Lutzomyia whitmani phlebotomine flies are attracted to light.
Lutzomyia shannoni (Dyar) is one of the more thoroughly studied species of the phlebotomine sand flies in North America (Figure 1).
Infection is indirect in that it is transmitted by numerous species of insects of the genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston report that the tropical sandfly, Lutzomyia longipalpis, which transmits through its bite a parasitic disease, has a component in its saliva that boosts the virulence of the parasites it injects into its mammalian victims.