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Multivariate analysis to discriminate species of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera:Psychodidae): Lutzomyia townsendi, L. spinicrassa, and L. youngi.
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PMID:  9151496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multivariate discriminant analysis was employed to discriminate on a morphological basis females of 3 closely related sand fly species, Lutzomyia townsendi (Ortiz), L. spinicrassa Morales, Osorno-Mesa, Osorno & Hoyos, and L. youngi Feliciangeli & Murillo. Principal component and canonical discriminant analysis compared a set of 31 morphological characters measured from known specimens to detect differences among the 3 species. A subset of 6 characters separated the 3 species with a high level of confidence. A simple method is presented to identify an unknown specimen as L. townsendi, L. spinicrassa, or L. youngi using these 6 morphological characters.
N Añez; D T Valenta; D Cazorla; D J Quicke; M D Feliciangeli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical entomology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0022-2585     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Entomol.     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-24     Completed Date:  1997-06-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375400     Medline TA:  J Med Entomol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Biología Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela.
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MeSH Terms
Multivariate Analysis
Psychodidae / anatomy & histology,  classification*

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