Lutzomyia (Tricholateralis) cruciata ( Coquillett 1907 ), Coquillett, 1907

Ibáñez-Bernal, Sergio, Suárez-Landa, Teresa & Mendoza, Fredy, 2011, An updated checklist of the phlebotomine sand flies of Veracruz, Mexico (Diptera: Psychodidae, Phlebotominae), Zootaxa 2928, pp. 29-40: 33

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Lutzomyia (Tricholateralis) cruciata ( Coquillett 1907 )


Lutzomyia (Tricholateralis) cruciata ( Coquillett 1907)  

(= Lutzomyia (Lutzomyia) cruciata ( Coquillett 1907) sensu Young and Duncan 1994   )

Flebotomus cruciatus Coquillett 1907   , 102 (female). Type-locality: Guatemala, Alta Vera Paz, Trece Aguas, Cacao.

Lutzomyia (Lutzomyia) cruciata (Coquillett)   : Young and Duncan 1994, 67 (taxonomy, references between 1947 and 1994, keys); Ibáñez-Bernal 1999, 78 (diagnosis, references, distribution).

Lutzomyia (Tricholateralis) cruciata (Coquillett)   : Galati 2003, 36, 93, 94 (list, keys).

Lutzomyia cruciata   is an important species in Mexico because it has been associated to human cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis in some areas of the country. There are also some reports of natural infection with Leishmania   parasites ( Rowton et al. 1991, Canto-Lara et al. 2007, Sánchez-García et al. 2010), and for these reasons it is a probable vector of human leishmaniasis. In Veracruz, this species was known from the locality of Juan Díaz [Covarrubias] and also in Zongolica (Municipality of Zongolica) ( Ibáñez-Bernal 1999). Later, Ibáñez-Bernal et al. (2006) recorded Lu. cruciata   from the southwestern border of Xalapa city (colonia Coapexpan, 10 -02- 2001, S. Ibáñez- Bernal, col., human bait, 1 female) (Municipality of Xalapa) and from the localities of Tacahuite, el Pensamiento, Dos Arroyos, Loma de San Nicolás (Municipality of Juchique de Ferrer), and from El Zapotal (Municipality of Colipa). Godinez-Alvarez and Ibáñez-Bernal (2010) gave notice of this species’ presence in Campestre Las Bajadas (Municipality of Veracruz), Buena Vista (Municipality of Jesús Carranza), Zamora Caletón (Municipality of Saltabarranca), and Loma de los Ingleses (Municipality of Hueyapan de Ocampo). We add some records from other localities and municipalities, as follows.

Material examined. Mexico, Veracruz, Municipality of Alto Lucero, Arroyo Agrio, CDC light trap, 27 -06- 2006, S. Ibáñez-Bernal, C. Sandoval, F. Mendoza, cols. 1 female; 14 -02- 2008, CDC light trap, Brig. Ent. V, col., 20 -05- 2008, CDC light trap, Brig. Ent.-V, col, 1 female; 26 -06- 2008, CDC light trap, Brig. Ent. V, col., 5 females; Municipality of Actopan, Soyocuautla, 7 -02- 2008, mangal, CDC trap, Brig. Ent. V, col., 1 male, 1 female; Municipality of Teocelo, Texin, 3 -02- 2008, Malaise trap, Brig. Ent. V, col., 1 female; 13 -05- 2008, Brig. Ent.V, col., CDC light trap, coffee plantation, 1 female; 15 -05- 2008, Brig. Ent. V, col, 2 females; Municipality of Emiliano Zapata, Chavarillo, 14 -05- 2008, CDC light trap, Brig. Ent. V, col, 1 female; 15 -05- 2008, Malaise trap, Brig. Ent. V, col., 1 male; Municipality of Catemaco, Pipiapan, 13 -05- 2010, Malaise trap, Antonio Abella and Brig. Ent. X, cols., 4 females; Municipality of Xalapa, Chiltoyac, 16 -06- 2010, CDC light trap, coffee plantation, Brig. Ent. V, cols., 2 males, 2 females.


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Lutzomyia (Tricholateralis) cruciata ( Coquillett 1907 )

Ibáñez-Bernal, Sergio, Suárez-Landa, Teresa & Mendoza, Fredy 2011

Flebotomus cruciatus

Coquillett 1907