SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies

Is it a male of genus Sergentomyia or Phlebotomus?

In Phlebotomus males, the style has 4 or 5 spines.

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Terminalia of Phlebotomus kandelakii

(Illus credit: Lane 1993

In Sergentomyia, the spines on the style are terminal and may vary in number from 4 to 5.

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Terminalia of Sergentomyia babu

(Illus credit: Lane 1993)


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