Megistopoda proxima ( Séguy, 1926 )

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

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FD0F78-FFED-8449-BA42-4A26B7413577

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Megistopoda proxima ( Séguy, 1926 )
status

 

Megistopoda proxima ( Séguy, 1926)  

Pterellipsis proxima Séguy, 1926: 194   , figs. 1-6. Megistopoda proxima: Wenzel et al., 1966: 543   .

Material examined: Misiones: Estancia Prates, Barra Concepción, 28°05′S, 55°32′W, 26.iii.2011, 1 ♂ ( CMLA 759 ) on S. lilium   ♀ ( FMI 274 ) GoogleMaps   ; Reserva Ecológica Tupá Puojhá

(Fachinal), 27°37′S, 55°43′W, 03.v.2010, 1 ♀ ( CMLA 749 ), 2 ♀ ( CMLA 750 , 751 ) on S. lilium   ♀ ( FMI 214 ) GoogleMaps   ; Parque Provincial Cañadón de Profundidad , 27°33′S, 55°42′W, 18.xii.2009, 1 ♂ ( CMLA 760 ) on S. lilium   ♂ ( FMI 161 ) GoogleMaps   ; 19.x.2009, 1 ♂ ( CMLA 761 ) and 1 ♂ ( CMLA 762 ) on S. lilium   ♀ ( FMI 170 )   ; Parque Provincial Teyú Cuaré , 27°17′S, 55°35′W, 13.xii.2009, 1 ♀ ( CMLA 757 ) and 1 ♀ ( CMLA 758 ) on S. lilium   ♂ ( FMI 153 ) GoogleMaps   .

Identification: Some authors consider that Megistopoda proxima   is a complex of species. Wenzel (Wenzel et al., 1966) described Megistopoda theodori   but later ( Wenzel, 1976) he treated it as a junior synonym of M. proxima   . However, some authors such as Dick et al. (2007), Dick (2013) and Autino et al. (2018) considered M. proxima   and M. theodori   as different species, although they expressed that the “ proxima   group” contains several species not yet described. The specimens studied here have wings exactly like those of M. proxima   but, analyzing the genitalia of the males, they are totally different from that of M. proxima   . As differences in the external morphology were also observed, we consider that studied specimens are members of the Megistopoda proxima   complex, but that they merit the description of a new species, which is in process.

Comments: This ectoparasite is frequently found on bats of the genus Sturnira   throughout its range. In Argentina, it has been cited on Sturnira erythromos (Tschudi, 1844)   , S. lilium   and S. oporaphilum (Tschudi, 1844)   from Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta and Tucumán (Barquez et al., 1991; Autino et al., 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000b; Claps et al., 2000) and on S. lilium   in Misiones (Autino et al., 2018) but cited as M. theodori   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hippoboscidae

Genus

Megistopoda

Loc

Megistopoda proxima ( Séguy, 1926 )

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

Pterellipsis proxima Séguy, 1926: 194

Seguy, E. 1926: 194
1926