Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies

Let's face it. They're tiny and difficult.

Identifying sand flies to species or even genus can be difficult, and gender-specific characters are essential. Is it a male or a female?

sand fly

Lutzomyia longipalpus

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