Psychodopygus

Psychodopygus

 [si″ko-do-pi´gus]
a genus of sandflies of the family Psychodidae. P. wellco´mei is a vector of Leishmania donovani, the etiologic agent of visceral leishmaniasis.
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When the sand fly collection data were further analyzed according to the number of records present in the database, Psychodopygus geniculatus (Mangabeira) was the dominant species, followed by Nyssomyia ylephiletor (Fairchild and Hertig) and Lutzomyia panamensis (Shannon) (Figure 4).
For example, the holotypes or "types" of the suspected vectors, namely Nyssomyia anduzei (Rozeboom), Psychodopygus panamensis (Shannon), and Lutzomyia diabolica (Hall), are found in the USNMNH.
The vector, for both visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, is a small (2-5 mm), hairy hematophagous female sandfly belonging to the genus Phlebotomus in the Old World, and Lutzomiya and Psychodopygus in the New World.