SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies

Using the Cibarium for ID

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Cibarium of Brumptomyia species. In Brumptomyia, the cibarium has four longitudinal rows of posterior teeth, but no anterior teeth.

Photo credit: J Stoffer

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Cibarium of Lutzomyia longipalpis. In a Lutzomyia cibarium, anterior teeth are often present, but with only one row of posterior teeth.

Photo credit: J Stoffer


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