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Phlebotominae from Corsica (France)
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Posted on 23-01-2021 21:03

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Hello everyone!
This little Phlebotominae tortured me all night this summer.
The bite is surprisingly painful considering the size of the bug.
The fact that it is totally silent and very reactive as soon as you try to capture it explains its condition and the bad pictures...

According to this paper (in frensh, sorry), 5 species of two genera are present on the island
Sergentomyia (Sergentomyia) minuta (Rondani, 1843),
Phlebotomus (Phlebotomus) papatasi (Scopoli, 1786),
Phlebotomus (Adlerius) mascittii Grassi, 1908
Phlebotomus (Larroussius) perniciosus Newstead, 1911
Phlebotomus (Paraphlebotomus) sergenti Parrot, 1917

I haven't found anything to differentiate Phlebotomus from Sergentomyia.

Could you tell me if it is possible to choose between these two genera?
Thank you for reading me!
Paul Vignac : France : Balogna : 20160 : 27/07/2020
Altitude : 494 m - Taille : 1.5 mm approx
Réf. : 274730
Paul Vignac : France : Balogna : 20160 : 27/07/2020
Altitude : 494 m - Taille : 1.5 mm approx
Réf. : 274731
Edited by Onmal on 23-01-2021 21:18
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Posted on 24-01-2021 07:32

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Hi Onmal!
When using Google with "Phlebotominae" my first hit was this paper
containing a key to both genera.
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Posted on 24-01-2021 09:18

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Thanks a lot Xylosoma!
Then, i dont have better pics, but according to these erercted setae all along the abdomen, it might be Phlebotomus...
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Posted on 24-01-2021 16:53

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Fine, this was exactly my thought. And I think that it is a male, thats way this specimen was not bloodsucking. The small part of genitalia visible fits best with P. sergenti of you list of Corsica. But this is very speculativ because this is definately not my group.
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Posted on 29-01-2021 11:28

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I'm sure it's a female. I killed her while she was biting me.
Quite painful to bite her despite the size of the bug...
Thanks again!
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23.02.21 10:02
Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

22.02.21 14:13
What happened to the picture in
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20.02.21 22:13
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20.02.21 18:12
@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

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No worries. Not everyone has time all the time. Wink

06.02.21 22:18
I am sincerely sorry for this comment. You are doing your best and I am very grateful for your work. I'm sorry. Beate

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Hallo, I have a question. Are there any hidden rules in this forum? Do you have to upload spectacular flies to get answers? As soon as the inquiries slide to page two or further, they rest gently

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No idea what happened but it is corrected

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my portrait in portrait format is squashed into landscape format. how can I prevent that next time? Greetings Beate

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