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Table 2 Species and relative abundance of immature phlebotomine sand flies found in natural breeding sites

From: Study on natural breeding sites of sand flies (Diptera: Phlebotominae) in areas of Leishmania transmission in Colombia

Ecosystem Tropical dry forest Tropical humid forest  
Region, department Caribbean, Sucre Andean, Antioquia Caribbean, Chocó,  
Locality Sincelejo, urban area Natural reserve Coraza Natural reserve Río Claro Natural reserve El Aguacate  
Phlebotomine sand flies Base tree Bark of tree Others Based of tree Hollow of tree Tabular roots Others Hollow of tree Tabular roots Tabular roots Total (%)
1. Lu. atroclavata 9 4 1 - - - - - - - 14 (9.8)
2. Lu. rangeliana*+ 1 2 1 - - - - - - - 4 (2.9)
3. Lu. c. cayennensis*+ 4 - 2 - 1 - - - - - 7 (4.9)
4. Lu. micropyga 2 - 1 - - - 1 - 2 2 8 (5.6)
5. Lu. dubitans + - - 1 - 1 1 3 - - - 6 (4.2)
6. Lu. evansi*+ 1 - 2 - - - 2 - - - 5 (3.5)
7. Lu. migonei*±+ - - - 6 - 6 1 - - - 13 (9.15)
8. Lu. serrana - - - 3 1 - 1 - - - 5 (3.5)
9. Lu. gorbitzi ±+ - - - - 1 -   - - - 1 (0.7)
10. Lu. ovallesi* - - - - - - 2 - - - 2 (1.4)
11. Lu. shannoni*+ - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 (1.4)
12. Lu. trinidadensis* - - - - - - - - 2 - 2 (1.4)
13. Lu. pilosa + - - - - - - - - 2 - 2 (1.4)
14. Br. hamata - - - - - - - 2 - 4 6 (4.2)
15. Br. mesai + - - - - - - - - - 1 1 (0.7)
16. Brumptomyia sp. - - - - - - - - - 26 26 (18.3)
17. Lutzomyia sp. 5 4 8 4 5 2 1 6 3 - 38 (26.8)
Total 22 10 16 13 11 9 11 8 9 33 142 (100)
  1. Others: Trunk of tree, Leaf litter, Termite mound, Cave, *Species associated with or incriminated in the transmission of Leishmania, +First record of natural breeding sites for species of phlebotomine, ±New record of phlebotomine sand flies species for this department.