Check List 10(6): 1525-1527, doi: 10.15560/10.6.1525
New record of the ectoparasite insect Speiseria ambigua Kessel, 1925 (Diptera: Streblidae) of Platalina genovensium Thomas, 1928 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from Peru
expand article infoPaúl M. Velazco, Analia G. Autino§, Guillermo L. Claps§
‡ American Museum of Natural History, United States of America§ Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina
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Platalina genovensium Thomas, 1928, the largest Lonchophyllinae, is a highly specialized phyllostomid bat that feeds primarily on columnar cacti and is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN. Here we report a new record of an ectoparasite insect for Platalina, Speiseria ambigua Kessel, 1925 (Diptera: Streblidae), obtained from a bat inventory carried out in northwestern Peru. Additionally this record represents the northernmost record of Sp. ambigua in Peru.
Diptera; Streblidae; Peru; new record; Speiseria ambigua; Platalina genovensium