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1 June 2016 First Record of Streblidae, Raymondia alulata Speiser, 1908 (Diptera: Streblidae), in Swaziland and a Review of the Genus Raymondia and Their Hosts in Africa
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Species of the genus Raymondia (Diptera: Streblidae) are obligate ectoparasites of bats. They have a wide distribution across Africa and are associated with many different bat species. Here we present the first record of this family in Swaziland. The ectoparasites were of the species Raymondia alulata and were found parasitizing individuals of the species Nycteris thebaica. We review the status of Raymondia species known in Africa, including specimen records, hosts, and host distributions and provide an updated identification key for species in this genus.

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Julie Teresa Shapiro, Eder Barbier, and Ara Monadjem "First Record of Streblidae, Raymondia alulata Speiser, 1908 (Diptera: Streblidae), in Swaziland and a Review of the Genus Raymondia and Their Hosts in Africa," Acta Chiropterologica 18(1), 249-268, (1 June 2016). https://doi.org/10.3161/15081109ACC2016.18.1.015
Received: 8 November 2015; Accepted: 1 February 2016; Published: 1 June 2016
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