Sergentomyia

Name-bearing Type

  • Franca & Parrot
  • 1920: 699 (replacement name for Newsteadia Franca)
  • Type Species: Hebotomus [sic] minutus Rondani, 1843, by designation of Franca (1920: 234) [Junior homonym, preocc. Newsteadia Green, 1902]

Distribution

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Not yet available

Synonyms

None

Bionomics

Lane & Crosskey (1993: 98) stated that "this is a huge genus... a few species bite man, but there is no evidence that it transmits pathogens to man... Most species feed on reptiles."

Medical Importance

None

Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage, male:

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Phlebotomus species wing

Phlebotomus species wing distinctly pointed.

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Phlebotomus species wing

Phlebotomus species wing vein R2 as long or longer than R2+3, and R2 almost parallel to R3.

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.


Sergentomyia species abdominal tergites

Sergentomyia species abdominal tergites with 2-6 horizontal (recumbent) setae present on posterior margins of tergites.

Source: Medical Insects and Arachnids. 1993. Ed. by Richard P. Lane and Roger W. Crosskey. (London: Chapman & Hall, 1993). ISBN 0 412 40000 6.

Sergentomyia species style

Sergentomyia species style with 4-6 major spines.

Source: Medical Insects and Arachnids. 1993. Ed. by Richard P. Lane and Roger W. Crosskey. (London: Chapman & Hall, 1993). ISBN 0 412 40000 6.)


Genus-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage, female:

Phlebotomus species wing

Phlebotomus species wing distinctly pointed

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Phlebotomus species wing

Phlebotomus species wing vein R2 as long or longer than R2+3, and R2 almost parallel to R3

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.


Sergentomyia species abdominal tergites

Sergentomyia species abdominal tergites with 2-6 horizontal (recumbent) setae present on posterior margins of tergites.

Source: Medical Insects and Arachnids. 1993. Ed. by Richard P. Lane and Roger W. Crosskey. (London: Chapman & Hall, 1993). ISBN 0 412 40000 6.)

Sergentomyia species cibarium

Sergentomyia species cibarium with teeth and pigmented patch.

Source: Medical Insects and Arachnids. 1993. Ed. by Richard P. Lane and Roger W. Crosskey. (London: Chapman & Hall, 1993). ISBN 0 412 40000 6.)


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