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1 June 2012 Bilateral Anomaly in Evandromyia evandroi (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) Captured in Vicência Municipality, Northern Rainforest Region of Pernambuco State, Brazil
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Approximately 800 species of phlebotomine sand flies, many of which are vectors of Leishmania, have been described. Besides morphological similarities within groups, the occurrence of anomalies within a species may lead to an erroneous description of new species. This paper describes one phlebotomine sand fly, Evandromyia evandroi, with a symmetrical bilateral anomaly in the number of spines on the gonostyle. In this specimen, the anomalous spine is located in the external region of gonostyle, inserted between the upper external and the lower external spines. It is important to document morphological anomalies, so as to avoid erroneous sand fly identifications.

Pietra L. Costa, Fernando J. Silva, José D. Andrade Filho, Jeffrey J. Shaw, and Sinval P. Brandão Filho "Bilateral Anomaly in Evandromyia evandroi (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) Captured in Vicência Municipality, Northern Rainforest Region of Pernambuco State, Brazil," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 28(2), 128-130, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.2987/11-6218R.1
Published: 1 June 2012
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