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 (Verrucarum) species

A basal tuft of setae on the coxite is often important in diffentiating these species, as is the shape of, and presence of setae on, the paramere.

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Terminalia of Lutzomyia nuneztovari

Photo credit: J Stoffer

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Paramere of Lutzomyia evansi

Photo credit: J Stoffer


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