Records of Bat Flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) in the Semi-Arid Caatinga in the State of Paraíba, Northeastern Brazil

@article{Barbier2016RecordsOB,
  title={Records of Bat Flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) in the Semi-Arid Caatinga in the State of Para{\'i}ba, Northeastern Brazil},
  author={Eder Barbier and J G Prado-Neto and Enrico Bernard},
  journal={Neotropical Entomology},
  year={2016},
  volume={45},
  pages={740-745}
}
One of the largest gaps in the knowledge of ectoparasitic flies of the families Nycteribiidae and Streblidae in Brazil is the northeastern region, where most states do not have any record. Here, we present the first records of those two bat fly families for the state of Paraíba. We recorded a total of 10 species of five genera parasitizing eight bat species of four families. Trichobius diphyllae Wenzel (Streblidae) was the most abundant species, found parasitizing Diphylla ecaudata… CONTINUE READING

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