Lutzomyia antunesi has been commonly reported in outbreaks of
cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the Orinoquia region of Colombia. The bionomics
of this species were studied in the municipality of Villavicencio (Meta,
Colombia). Sandflies were captured over the course of one week per month for one
year in intradomiciliary, peridomiciliary and extradomiciliary housing areas.
The captures were performed from 06:00 pm-06:00 am using CDC light traps and the
females were processed for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) …
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