- A genus of New World sandflies or bloodsucking midges (family Psychodidae) that serve as vectors of leishmaniasis and Oroyo fever; formerly combined with the Old World sandfly genus Phlebotomus.- L. flaviscutellata a sandfly species that is a vector of Leishmania mexicana, the agent of chiclero ulcer. SYN: Phlebotomus flaviscutellatus.- L. intermedius one of a group of sandfly species that are vectors of Leishmania braziliensis, the agent of espundia.- L. longipalpis SYN: Phlebotomus longipalpis.
* * *Lut·zo·my·ia (lt-zo-miґə) a genus of sandflies of the family Psychodidae, the females of which suck blood.
Medical dictionary. 2011.