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Table 1 Mean values obtained for the descriptive morphological characters for 3 males (A) and 15 females (B) of Phlebotomus sp. (Adlerius) in Moldova compared with other Adlerius species reviewed in Artemiev [3] and newly described P. creticus [13]

From: Phlebotomine sand fly survey in the Republic of Moldova: species composition, distribution and host preferences

(A) A3a A3/Labruma Style lengtha Coxite lengtha Parameral sheath lengtha Coxite /parameral sheatha No. of coxite hairs
Phlebotomus sp. (Adlerius) 461.67 1.82 215. 95 436.75 183.67 2.38 60
(439.44–493.20) (1.69–1.86) (207.10–223.00) (402.10–461.95) (176.47–191.60) (2.20–2.61) (57–64)
P. balcanicus 372.00 1.39 200.00 424.00 188.00 2.28 106
(320.00–408.00) (1.17–1.52) (184.00–216.00) (388.00–464.00) (164.00–208.00) (2.08–2.52) (92–130)
P. chinensis 419.00 1.59 202.00 364.00 175.00 2.06 24
(396.00–454.00) (1.54–1.64) (188.00–215.00) (344.00–380.00) (164.00–182.00) (1.95–2.09) (20–27)
P. creticus 340.00 1.29 x 405.20 195.30 x 69
(285.00–406) (1.14–1.53) x (345.00–451.00) (178.00–219.00) x (54–85)
P. longiductus 417.00 1.52 204.00 386.00 195.00 1.98 64
(340.00–500.00) (1.31–1.83) (180.00–236.00) (340.00–428.00) (172.00–240.00) (1.64–2.23) (51–81)
P. simici 275.00 1.18 148.00 296.00 189.00 1.57 20
(240.00–290.00) (1.10- 1.20) (140.00–156.00) (270.00–320.00) (170.00–200.00) (1.55–1.59) (19- 22)
(B) A3a A3/Labruma
Phlebotomus sp. (Adlerius) 397.80 1.26
(269.90–458) (0.98–1.52)
P. balcanicus 304.00 0.90
(244.00–360.00) (0.69–0.99)
P. chinensis 325.00 1.27
(280.00–368.00) (1.25–1.31)
P. creticus 298.00 0.88
(268.00–326.00) (0.80–0.94)
P. longiductus 388.00 1.06
(332.00–440.00) (0.93–1.30)
P. simici 244.00 0.80
(200.00–270.00) (0.75–0.86)
  1. Minimum and maximum values of each measurement and count are given in parentheses
  2. aMeasurements in µm