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1 November 2003 Multivariate Morphometric Discrimination Among Three Species of Lutzomyia subgenus Micropygomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae)
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Canonical discriminant analysis accurately separated males of Lutzomyia yencanensis (n = 36) (Ortiz), Lutzomyia cayennensis cayennensis (n = 24) (Floch and Abonnenc) and Lutzomyia micropyga (n = 28) (Mangabeira). Only seven (length of head, interocular distance, wing vein δ, genital filaments, coxite, paramere, and lateral lobe) of 20 possible morphometric measurements were required for differentiation, with a highly significant canonical correlation. The discriminant equations provided a simple, fast, and widely available statistical tool to identify accurately unknown sand fly specimens as L. yencanensis, L. c. cayennensis, or L. micropyga.

D. Cazorla and M. Acosta "Multivariate Morphometric Discrimination Among Three Species of Lutzomyia subgenus Micropygomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae)," Journal of Medical Entomology 40(6), (1 November 2003). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-40.6.750
Received: 29 October 2001; Accepted: 1 June 2002; Published: 1 November 2003
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