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Author(s): Szentiványi, T., Kravchenko, K., Vlaschenko, A. & Estók, P.
Title: First record of Laboulbeniales (Fungi: Ascomycota) infection on bat fl ies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) from the Caucasus region
Year: 2018
Volume: 79
Pages: 195-201.


Abstract: The ectoparasitic fungus, Arthrorhynchus nycteribiae (Peyritsch) Thaxter (Fungi: Laboulbeniales) is recorded for the first time in Georgia. It was found on the obligate, hematophagous bat fly, Penicillidia conspicua Speiser, 1901 (Diptera: Nycteribiidae), parasitizing the cave-dwelling bat species, Miniopterus schreibersii (Kuhl, 1817) (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae). This record represents the first observation of Laboulbeniales infection on bat fl ies from the Caucasus region. With one figure.
Keywords: Arthrorhynchus nycteribiae, Miniopterus, Penicillidia

Journal: Folia entomologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Folia ent. hung.
ISSN: 0373-9465
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Merkl, O.