Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies
If a Phlebotomus female, what species might it be?
P. alexandri pharynx. The pharynx widens gradually posteriorly, with a straight base; the armature occupies the posterior 0.22 of pharynx; is composed of numerous broad, smooth, pointed teeth that are well sclerotized and densely arranged; anterior teeth are slightly separated, median teeth directed posteriorly, and lateral lateral teeth directed posteromedially.
P. alexandri cibarium. The cibarium has numerous scattered, minute ventral teeth; lateral spicules are present.
P. alexandri spermatheca. The spermathecal capsule is cylindrical with 8 (6-10) short broad segments; the terminal segment is markedly enlarged; the individual spermathecal duct is smooth.