SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Not familiar with sand flies? Here is a short introduction to sand fly taxonomy. It will take about 30 minutes, at the end of which you will have gained some understanding of the basic morphology and some insights into the salient features that are commonly used to determine taxa.

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Credits: This tutorial is based on sand fly identification materials prepared by Catherine Westbrook, Division of Entomology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.


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