Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

December 2000


Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Autino and Claps.


Abstract:Taxonomy and distribution of the ectoparasitic insects of bats from Argentina, are reviewed. Seventeen species of Diptera (six of Nycteribiidae and eleven of Streblidae), six species of Siphonaptera (four of Ischnopsyllidae, one of Pulicidae, and one of Stephanocircidae), and seven species of Hemiptera (Polyctenidae) are known presently for Argentina. The information was obtained by reviewing the literature and collecting in the field between 1989 and 1998. The specimens collected in the field were compared with the type material deposited at the Field Museum of Natural History (CHNM).

Resumen: En este primer cathlogo de insectos ectoparhsitos de murcielagos de la Argentina, se ofrece informacion sobre taxonomia y distribucion. Se conocen actualmente en el pais 17 especies de Diptera (seis de Nycteribiidae y once de Streblidae), seis de Siphonaptera (cuatro de Ischnopsyllidae, una de Pulicidae y una de Stephanocircidae) y siete especies de Hemiptera (Polyctenidae). Se consulto numerosa literatura sobre los distintos grupos y se reviso abundante material obtenido en viajes de campana realizados desde 1989 a 1998, a numerosas localidades de la Argentina. Se realizaron comparaciones con material tipo del Field Museum of Natural History (CHNM).

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