Paratrichobius longicrus, : Costa Lima, 1921

Autino, Analía Gladys, Idoeta, Fabricio Miguel, Claps, Guillermo Luis & Barquez, Rubén Marcos, 2020, Ectoparasite insects of bats from the fields and weedlands eco-region of Argentina, Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 60, pp. 1-9: 4

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11606/1807-0205/2020.60.64

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FD0F78-FFEC-8448-BB2E-4F46B28636F7

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Paratrichobius longicrus
status

 

Paratrichobius longicrus   ( Miranda Ribeiro, 1907)

Trichobius longicrus   Miranda Ribeiro, 1907: 236, pl. 25. Paratrichobius longicrus: Costa Lima, 1921: 20   , pl. 1.

Material examined: Corrientes: Yapeyú, 29°28′S, 56°48′W, 12.x.2009, 1 ♀ ( CMLA 723) on Eumops patagonicus   ♀ ( FMI 135). Misiones: Estancia Prates, Barra Concepción, 28°05′S, 55°32′W, 23.iii.2011, 1 ♂ ( CMLA 719) on Artibeus lituratus   ♂ ( FMI 267) GoogleMaps   ; Reserva Ecológica Tupá Puojhá ( Fachinal ), 27°37′S, 55°43′W, 28.iv.2010, 1 ♂ ( CMLA 724) on A. lituratus   ♀ ( FMI 200) GoogleMaps   ; Camping Japonés, Arroyo Yabebiry, Loreto , 27°17′S, 55°30′W, 23.xi.2010, 1 ♂ ( CMLA 720) on A. lituratus   ♂ ( FMI 233) GoogleMaps   ; Osununú , 27°16′S, 55°34′W, 30.xi.2010, 1 ♂ ( CMLA 721) sobre A. lituratus   ♀ ( FMI 251) GoogleMaps   ; Ruinas Santa María , 27°53′S, 55°20′W, 01.iv.2011, 1 ♂ ( CMLA 722) on A. lituratus   ♀ ( FMI 297) GoogleMaps   .

Identification: This species is easily recognizable by its very long hind legs, in which the femur reaches or exceeds the tip of the wings. Femur I has a complete row of short setae medial and in parallel a row of six stout spines on the inner face; and the hind femur is nearly as long as the thorax and abdomen combined ( Graciolli & Carvalho, 2001).

Comments: This species is parasitic to several bats of the family Phyllostomidae   , mainly of the genus Artibeus (Wenzel et al., 1966)   , although it has also been record- ed in Molossidae   and Noctilionidae ( Graciolli & Carvalho, 2001)   . In Argentina, it has only been cited on Artibeus lituratus   (Autino et al., 1998, 2000b, 2018). A very remarkable characteristic of this species are their very long hind legs, with femurs that reach, or exceed, the tips of the wings, which are also long.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hippoboscidae

Genus

Paratrichobius

Loc

Paratrichobius longicrus

Autino, Analía Gladys, Idoeta, Fabricio Miguel, Claps, Guillermo Luis & Barquez, Rubén Marcos 2020
2020
Loc

Trichobius longicrus

Costa Lima, A. 1921: 20
Miranda Ribeiro, A. 1907: 236
1907