Section I: Recognition and Identification of Phlebotomine Sand Flies
If a Phlebotomus female, what species might it be?
The pharynx is bottle-shaped; the armature occupies the hind quarter of pharynx, and is composed of well-sclerotized, large, elongate, smooth and uniform teeth arranged medially, with punctuate ridges posteriorly.
P. sergenti pharynx
The cibarium has a few scattered, minute ventral teeth, and some lateral spicules.
P. sergenti cibarium
The spermathecal capsule is short consisting of 4-6 segments, terminal segment enlarged, the segment nearest the individual duct small, spermathecal duct finely striated.
P. sergenti spermatheca