Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies
Body Size and Integument Color
Phlebotomus are usually larger bodied with a lighter integument (body color), while Sergentomyia are smaller with a darker cuticle. However, a given trap may have a variety of Phlebotomus and Sergentomyia spp. of different size and color so be careful when using these characters.
Thorax of Phlebotomus alexandri
Thorax of Sergentomyia babu