SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies

If a Phlebotomus male, what species might it be?

Phlebotomus sergenti

The arrangement of the style spines on P. sergenti is very similar to P. alexandri, but on P. sergenti the two terminal spines are evenly aligned.

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Terminalia of P. sergenti

Photo credit: J Stoffer

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Terminalia of P. sergenti

Photo credit: J Stoffer


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