SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies

If a Lutzomyia female, what species might it be?

Lutzomyia verrucarum

Consider the number of horizontal teeth in the cibarium. In the spermatheca, evaluate the proportions, number of annuli, and shape of the terminal annulus, as well as relationships among the common sperm duct, individual sperm ducts, and genital fork stem.

cibarium

Lutzomyia verrucarum cibarium

Photo credit: J Stoffer

spermatheca

Lutzomyia verrucarum spermatheca

Photo credit: J Stoffer


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