SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies

Using the Cibarium and Pigment Patch for ID

The posterior part of the cibarium may have 2 or more horizontal teeth (=hind teeth) and vertical teeth (=fore teeth). The pigment patch represents the site of attachment of the posterior clypeus muscles on the dorsal wall of the cibarium.

cibarium

Sand fly cibarium with teeth

(Illustration credit: S El-Hossary)

cibarium

Lutzomyia gomezi cibarium

Photo credit: J Stoffer


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