SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies

If a Lutzomyia male, what species might it be?

Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) species

Maxillary palpomere length ratios are important for recognizing these species. And, a basal or median setal patch on the coxite is absent.

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Head of Lutzomyia olmeca olmeca

Photo credit: J Stoffer

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Terminalia of Lutzomyia olmeca olmeca

Photo credit: J Stoffer


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