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  •  Introducción: Sandfly are known for having vector species for the tropical disease known as leishmaniasis, endemic to West Boyacá; the municipality of Otanche displays one of the main focus for cutaneous leishmaniasis.

  • Objetivo: To identify the species of sandfly present in an endemic area of cutaneous leishmaniasis in West Boyacá.

  • Métodos: The search and collection of sandflies was carried out using CDC gravid traps, over a period of twelve hours (18:00- 06:00). Identification was carried out by revising the genitalia on both male and female samples under a microscope. The distribution took as reference households with a history of people infected with this disease, locating them intra, peri and extra domicile.

  • Resultados: 361 individuals were recollected (252 females and 109 male), belonging to 9 genres and 16 species. 60% of all recollected phlebotominae consists of Nyssomyia yuilli and Nyssomyia trapidoi. Other species recollected and relevant, due to vector precedent, are Lutzomyia hartmanni, Psychodopygus panamensis, Lutzomyia gomezi and Psychodopygus carrerai.

  • Conclusión: It was established that, due to its abundance and vector precedent for the country and the area under study, Nyssomyia yuilli and Nyssomyia trapidoi constitute the species of phlebotominae which may be involved in the transmission of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the region.

 

David Camilo Martínez Dueñas, Laboratorio de Entomología, Museo de Historia Natural “Luis Gonzalo Andrade”, Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja, Colombia.

1 Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Laboratorio de Entomología, Museo de Historia Natural “Luis Gonzalo Andrade”, Grupo de Investigación Sistemática Biológica-SisBio. Tunja, Colombia,

2 Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas, Estudiante de Maestría en Ciencia Biológicas. Tunja, Colombia.

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Julian Leonardo Ávila, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Laboratorio de Entomología, Museo de Historia Natural “Luis Gonzalo Andrade”, Grupo de Investigación Sistemática Biológica-SisBio. Tunja, Colombia,

1 Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas, Estudiante de Maestría en Ciencia Biológicas. Tunja, Colombia.,

2 Gobernación de Boyacá, S

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Fredy Molano, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Laboratorio de Entomología, Museo de Historia Natural “Luis Gonzalo Andrade”, Grupo de Investigación Sistemática Biológica-SisBio. Tunja, Colombia

Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Laboratorio de Entomología, Museo de Historia Natural “Luis Gonzalo Andrade”, Grupo de Investigación Sistemática Biológica-SisBio. Tunja, Colombia

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Martínez Dueñas, D. C., Ávila, J. L., & Molano, F. (2024). Sandfly (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) present in an endemic area of cutaneous leishmaniasis in West Boyacá, Colombia. Colombia Medica, 50(3), 192–200. https://doi.org/10.25100/cm.v50i3.3051

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Received 2017-03-31
Accepted 2019-12-13
Published 2024-05-22

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