SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Section II: WRBU Sand Fly Mounting Protocol

Positioning Dissected Parts

If specimen is dissected, orient the body parts on the slide as shown here. When the specimen is examined under a compound microscope, the body parts will be seen in reverse from right to left and top to bottom.

Orientation of sand fly body parts for slide mounting:


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