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Title: Wing geometry of Phlebotomus stantoni and Sergentomyia hodgsoni from different geographical locations in Thailand
Authors: Suchada Sumruayphol
Boonruam Chittsamart
Raxsina Polseela
Patchara Sriwichai
Yudthana Samung
Chamnarn Apiwathnasorn
Jean Pierre Dujardin
Mahidol University
Naresuan University
IRD Centre de Montpellier
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2017
Citation: Comptes Rendus - Biologies. Vol.340, No.1 (2017), 37-46
Abstract: © 2016 Académie des sciences Geographic populations of the two main sandflies genera present in Thailand were studied for species and population identification. Size and shape of Phlebotomus stantoni and Sergentomyia hodgsoni from different island and mainland locations were examined by landmark-based geometric morphometrics. Intraspecific and interspecific wing comparison was carried out based on 12 anatomical landmarks. The wing centroid size of P. stantoni was generally larger than that of S. hodgsoni. Within both species, wings from the continent were significantly larger than those from island populations. Size variation could be significant between geographic locations, but could also overlap between genera. The wing venation geometry showed non-overlapping differences between two species. The within-species variation of geometric shape between different geographical locations was highly significant, but it could not interfere with the interspecies difference. The lack of species overlapping in shape, and the high discrimination between geographic populations, make geometric shape a promising character for future taxonomic and epidemiological studies.
ISSN: 17683238
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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