Morphometrie alaire et caracterisation specifique des phlebotomes
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Abstract. We study the information included in sandfly wings in order to test this organ as a source for the specific discrimination. The cartesian coordinates of the vein intersections are collected using a microscope and a graphic table. From these data a specifically developed software searches for discriminant characters. The present study on 32 New World species shows that, in addition to classical wing indices, discriminative characters are available for inter-specific discrimination.