Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies
Is It a Male of Lutzomyia or Warileya?
New World male sand flies can be fairly easily identified to genus based on proportions of the length of the coxite to the length of the style, as well as on the arrangement and number of spines on their style (stylepodite). Because the style and spines are all part of the males external morphology, males can be identified using a stereomicroscope (dissecting scope) with a minimum magnification of 100X.
Lutzomyia cruzi male genitalia: stylepodite, spines
Warileya rotundipennis male genitalia: stylepodite, spines