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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Vol. 18 • No. 1