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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 100, No. 1, 2005, pp. 25-32
Bioline Code: oc05005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 100, No. 1, 2005, pp. 25-32

 en Bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae, Nycteribiidae) parasitic on bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) at Parque Estadual da Cantareira, São Paulo, Brazil: parasitism rates and host-parasite associations
Patrícia Beloto Bertola; Caroline Cotrim Aires; Sandra Elisa Favorito; Gustavo Graciolli; Marcos Amaku & Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha

Abstract

A total of 443 bat flies belonging to the families Nycteribiidae and Strelidae, were collected on 22 species of bats (Molossidae, Phyllostomidae, and Vespertilionidae) from Parque Estadual da Cantareira (São Paulo, Brazil), between January, 2000 and January, 2001. Eighteen new occurrences of bat flies were recorded on Anoura geoffroyi check for this species in other resources ( Anastrebla caudiferae check for this species in other resources ), Glossophaga soricina check for this species in other resources (A. caudiferae), Sturnira lilium check for this species in other resources ( Trichobius phyllostomae check for this species in other resources , T. furmani, and Paraeuctenodes similis check for this species in other resources ), Artibeus lituratus check for this species in other resources (A. caudiferae), A. fimbriatus ( Megistopoda proxima check for this species in other resources ), A. obscurus ( Metelasmus pseudopterus check for this species in other resources ), Myotis nigricans check for this species in other resources (M. proxima, M. aranea, Paratrichobius longicrus check for this species in other resources ), M. ruber ( Anatrichobius passosi check for this species in other resources , Joblingia check for this species in other resources sp.), M. levis (A. passosi), M. albescens (A. passosi, Basilia andersoni check for this species in other resources ), and Histiotus velatus check for this species in other resources (M. aranea). Seven new occurrences were recorded for the state of São Paulo, increasing the range for T. tiptoni, T. furmani, M. proxima, Aspidoptera falcata check for this species in other resources , A. caudiferae, A. modestini and B. andersoni. The relationships between parasitism and host sex, reproductive stage, age hyperparasitism by fungi are discussed.

Keywords
Nycteribiidae - Streblidae - bat flies - bats - São Paulo - Brazil

 
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