Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies
Is it a sand fly?
Even without the use of a microscope, you can see that sand flies
are small (1-4 mm long) hairy insects, light brown to black in color,
with black eyes, long legs and almost erect wings.
Sand fly habitus
Illus. credit: Morphological characteristics for sand fly taxonomy, 2006, by Shabaan El-Hossary, Research and Training Center on Vectors of Diseases, Ain Shams University
Photo credit: J Stoffer
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