Basilia plaumanni Scott, 1940

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: 5

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Basilia plaumanni Scott, 1940


Basilia plaumanni Scott, 1940  

Basilia plaumanni Scott, 1940: 58   .

Material examined: Misiones: Candelaria , 27°28′S, 55°45′W, 02.v.2010, 2 ♀ ( CMLA 786, 787) on Eptesicus furinalis   ♀ ( FMI 179), 1 ♀ ( CMLA 788) and 1 ♂ ( CMLA 789) on E. furinalis   ♂ ( FMI 180) GoogleMaps   ; Candelaria, Balneario arroyo Garupá , 27°29′S, 55°44′W, 02.v.2010, 1 ♂ ( CMLA 790) on E. furinalis   ♂ ( FMI 181) GoogleMaps   .

Identification: The head of this species is characterized by having four to six setae on the anterior dorsal margin, two setae between the eyes,and eight to ten notopleural setae. Generally, the mesonotum of the females is distinguished by a posterior triangular elevation, although this feature is absent in some specimens.The tergum I of females exhibits a row of short, thin setae on the round- ed posterior margin, while the tergal plate II is large and heart-shaped, with broadly rounded posterior processes that bear three long setae and 10-15 short spines. The female continues to be distinguished by a conical anal segment, with one to two longer posterior setae and various short lateral ones.The pleura is covered with minute spines, and the genital plate bears two to four long setae. The anal sclerite is small, with two setae, and is not connected to the genital plate. Basilia plaumanni   has the abdomen with the posterior edge of tergite II ending in two lobes with strong setae while B.carteri   has the tergite II with rounded edges, with long setae interspersed with short setae (Autino et al., 1999, Graciolli & Carvalho,2001).

Comments: This ectoparasite has been recorded in Argentina on bats of the family Vespertilionidae   . It is has been recorded in Córdoba and Jujuy on Histiotus laephotis Thomas, 1916   ( García, 1959; Autino et al., 1999, 2016); in Salta on H. macrotus (Poeppig, 1835) (Autino et al., 2009)   ; and in Corrientes and Santiago del Estero on Eptesicus furinalis   ( García, 1959; Oscherov et al., 2012). The identity of the specimen cited as H. laephotis   from Córdoba is doubtful ( Barquez, 2006).














Basilia plaumanni Scott, 1940

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

Basilia plaumanni

Scott, H. 1940: 58