Check List 13(5): 475-478, doi: 10.15560/13.5.475
Propicimex tucmatiani (Wygodzinsky, 1951) (Hemiptera, Cimicidae, Cimicinae): a new bat ectoparasite for the Corrientes province, Argentina
expand article infoIngrid M. Desireé Di Benedetto, Analía G. Autino§, Carlos A. González, María A. Argoitia
‡ Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Corrientes, Argentina§ Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
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The literature cites 4 species of bat-parasiting Cimicidae in Argentina: Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, 1758, Propicimex tucmatiani (Wygodzinsky 1951) (both Cimicinae), Latrocimex spectans (Lent 1941) (Latrocimicinae), and Bucimex chilensis Usinger 1963 (Primicimicinae), all with few known records. Propicimex tucmatiani has formerly been cited in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Salta, Santiago del Estero, and Tucuman. Data presented in this work extends its distribution into the province of Corrientes, approximately 850 km north of the last recorded finding in Buenos Aires.
Ectoparasites; Chiroptera; Cimicidae; Propicimex; Argentina