Ascogregarina saraviae N. Sp. (Apicomplexa: Lecudinidae) in Lutzomyia lichyi (Diptera: Psychodidae)

KATHERINE OSTROVSKA*, ALON WARBURG, JAMES MONTOYA‐LERMA

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Abstract

Ascogregarina saraviae n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Lecudinidae) is described from wild‐caught Lutzomyia lichyi (Diptera: Psychodidae) females. Gametocysts adhered to the hemocoel side of the genital accessory gland walls and oocysts were injected into their lumina. Sporulated oocysts were ellipsoidal, 12.4 × 5.8 (11.6–13.1 × 5.6–5.9) micrometers, contained eight sporozoites and a refractile residuum. The elongate form of A. saraviae n. sp. oocysts, and their more delicate walls, clearly distinguish them from oocysts of A. chagasi (Adler & Mayrink, 1961).

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)69-70
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Apicomplexa
  • gregarine
  • sand fly

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