Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies
Is it a male of genus Sergentomyia or Phlebotomus?
Old World male sand flies can be fairly easily identified to genus based 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.
Sand fly male genitalia: stylepodite, spines
Phlebotomus longipes male genitalia