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Parasit Vectors. 2014 Aug 29;7:400. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-400.

Description of Trichophoromyia uniniensis, a new phlebotomine species (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) of Amazonas State, Brazil.

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Grupo de Estudos em Leishmanioses, Coleção de Flebotomíneos, Centro de Referência Nacional e Internacional para Flebotomíneos, Instituto René Rachou, Fiocruz, Av, Augusto de Lima 1715, 30190-002 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil. jandrade@cpqrr.fiocruz.br.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A new species of phlebotomine sand flies belonging to Trichophoromyia Barretto, 1962 genus is described, based on males collected in Jaú National Park, Amazonas state, Brazil.

METHODS:

The Sand flies were mounted in Canada balsam. They were measured with a binocular Olympus CH-2 microscope with the aid of a micrometer objective and the drawings were done with the help of a camera lucida.

RESULTS:

This new species named Trichophoromyia uniniensis sp. nov. is closely related to Trichophoromyia omagua (Martins, Llanos & Silva, 1976). The former can be distinguished from the latter by the shape of its paramere that has the lower apical region turned up in the new species.

CONCLUSION:

With the new species here described a total of 39 species belonging to the Trichophoromyia genus are now known, most of them present in the Amazon rainforest.

PMID:
25168121
PMCID:
PMC4156613
DOI:
10.1186/1756-3305-7-400
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