Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies
Is it a sand fly?
While moth flies hold their wings flat on the body, live sand flies hold their wings in a "V" above the body, as shown here. Sand fly wings are less than 3 mm long and are covered in dense hairs.
Photo credit: J Berger
Sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpus
Photo credit: WRAIR)
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