Metelasmus pseudopterus Coquillett, 1907

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: 3-4

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4985254

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FD0F78-FFED-8448-B8F7-4826B2223197

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Metelasmus pseudopterus Coquillett, 1907
status

 

Metelasmus pseudopterus Coquillett, 1907  

Metelasmus pseudopterus Coquillett, 1907: 292   .

Material examined: Misiones: Estancia Prates, Barra Concepción, 28°05′S, 55°32′W, 25.iii. 2011, 1 ♀ ( CMLA 717) and 1 ♂ ( CMLA 718) on Artibeus fimbriatus   ♀ ( FMI 271) GoogleMaps   ; 26.iii.2011, 3 ♂ ( CMLA 711, 712, 713) on A. fimbriatus   ♀ ( FMI 272)   ; Reserva Ecológica Tupá Puojhá (Fachinal), 27°37′S, 55°43′W, 21.xi.2010, 1 ♀ ( CMLA 714), 2 ♂ ( CMLA 715, 716) on Eptesicus furinalis   ♀ ( FMI 230) GoogleMaps   .

Identification: Metalasmus pseudopterus   is easily recognizable by its bell-shaped head with a comb of closely spaced thick spines (ctenidium) along the posterior ventral margins. The ctenidium, consisting of numerous spines, extends dorsoventrally on the posterior margin of the head; broad scales (remiform scale) are present on the side of the head behind the ctenidium; and the wings are brachypterous, almost oval shaped, with only four longitudinal veins. Female: tergite VII with one pair of setae. Male: gonopod shorter; rapidly narrowing toward the hooked apex ( Guerrero, 1996; Autino et al., 1999; Graciolli & Carvalho, 2001).

Comments: This species parasitizes widely on bats of the family Phyllostomidae   , although it has been cited for Emballonuridae   on Peropteryx macrotis (Wagner, 1843)   and for Vespertilionidae   on Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821)   ( Vespertilionidae   ) ( Graciolli & Carvalho, 2001). In northern Argentina,it has been recorded on Artibeus fimbriatus   (Misiones) (Claps et al., 2000; Autino et al., 2009) and A. planirostris   (Jujuy, Salta and Tucumán) (Autino et al., 1999, 2009).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hippoboscidae

Genus

Metelasmus

Loc

Metelasmus pseudopterus Coquillett, 1907

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

Metelasmus pseudopterus

Coquillett, D. W. 1907: 292
1907