SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies

Is it a sand fly?

The subfamily Phlebotominae is distinguished by

  1. the absence of an eye bridge (eyes are separated);
  2. presence of five-segmented palps;
  3. mouthparts at least as long as the head;
  4.  
  5.  
moth fly

Moth fly Psychoda echinata

Photo credit: J Stoffer

sand fly

Lutzomyia olmeca nociva

Photo credit: J Stoffer


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