Authors: MARTIN SEVCÍK, PETR BENDA, RADEK KRIS LUCAN
Abstract: This paper presents a review of records of bat flies (families Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) from Crete and Cyprus, based on new findings and published data. Seven species representing 4 genera belonging to the family Nycteribiidae and 1 species from the family Streblidae from 5 bat species in Crete are reported, and 7 Nycteribiidae species (4 genera) and 1 Streblidae species from 9 bat species in Cyprus are reported. The bat flies Nycteribia latreillii (Leach, 1817), Basilia mongolensis nudior Hürka 1972, Penicillidia conspicua Speiser, 1900, P. dufourii Westwood, 1835, and Brachytarsina flavipennis Macquart, 1851 are reported from Crete for the first time, and Phthiridium integrum (Theodor and Moscona, 1954), P. dufourii, and B. flavipennis are reported from Cyprus for the first time.
Keywords: Nycteribiidae, Streblidae, first records, distribution, hosts
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