Phlebotomus spp

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Adult Phlebotomus spp fly

Phlebotomus spp are a hematophagous parasitic fly which can transmit Leishmania spp.

Only females are parasitic, with male being free-living.

Species which are parasitic to dogs include:

  • Phlebotomus argentipes[1] - only species involved in canine leishmaniasis
  • Phlebotomus neglectus
  • Phlebotomus perfiliewi perfiliewi
  • Phlebotomus chinensis - China


  1. Tánczos B et al (2012) First record of autochthonous canine leishmaniasis in Hungary. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12(7):588-594