Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access




This catalog presents eight species distributed among two genera and one subfamily of nycteribiid bat flies recorded in Colombia. For each genus we present synonymies and type species, and for each species account we present synonymies, disposition of type material, and specific localities and departments.


Diptera, bat fly, catalogue, Colombia, distribution, Hippoboscoidea, taxonomy

Full Text:

PDF (160KB)


Brèthes, J. (1913) Une nouvelle espècie de Diptère Pupipare du Chili. Boletín del Museo Nacional, 5, 297–299.

Curran, C.H. (1935) New species of Nycteribiidae and Streblidae (Diptera). American Museum Novitates, 765, 1–15.

Dick, C.W. & Patterson, B.D. (2006) Bat flies: Obligate ectoparasites of bats. In: Morand, S., Krasnov, B. & Poulin, R. (Eds.), Micromammals and Macroparasites: from Evolutionary Ecology to Management. Springer-Verlag Publishing, Tokyo, pp. 179–194.

Ferris, G.F. (1924) The New World Nycteribiidae (Diptera Pupipara). Entomological News, 35, 191–199, pls. 1–3.

Field Museum of Natural History (2014) Vertebrate Ectoparasite Collections Database. Available from: (accessed 10 January 2014)

Gardner, A.L. (2008) Mammals of South America. Vol. 1. Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 669 pp.

Graciolli, G. (2010) Nycterbiidae (bat flies, spider bat flies). In: Brown, B.V., Borkent, A., Cummings, J.M., Wood, D.M., Woodley, N.E. & Zumbado, M.A. (Eds.), Manual of Central American Diptera. Vol. 2. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, pp. 1261–1266.

Graciolli, G., Autino, A.G. & Claps, G. (2007) Catalogue of American Nycteribiidae (Diptera, Hippoboscoidea). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 51, 142–159.

Guimarães, L.R. (1968) 101. Family Nycteribiidae. In: Papavero, N. (Ed.), A catalogue of the Diptera of the Americas south of the United States. Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, pp. 1–7.

Guimarães, L.R. & D´Andretta, M.V.A. (1956) Sinopse dos Nycteribiidae do Novo Mundo. Arquivos de Zoologia, 9, 1–175.

Hagan, H.R. (1951) Embryology of the viviparous insects. Roland Press, New York, 472 pp.

Marshall, A.G. (1970) The life cycle of Basilia hispida Theodor, 1967 (Diptera, Nycteribiidae) in Malaysia. Parasitology, 61, 1–18.

Marshall, A.G. (1980) The function of combs in ectoparasitic insects. In: Traub, R. & Starcke, H. (Eds.), Fleas, Proceedings of the International Conference on Fleas, Ashton Wold, Peterborough, UK, 21-25 June 1977. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 79–87.

Miranda-Ribeiro, A. (1903) Basilia ferruginea, genero e especie nova da Família das nycteribias. Archivos do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, 12, 175–179, pl. 1.

Miranda-Ribeiro, A. (1907) Alguns dipteros interessantes. Archivos do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, 14, 229–239.

Peterson, B.V. (1971) Notes on the bat flies of Costa Rica. Contributions of Science, 212, 1–8.

Peterson, B.V. & Maa, T.C. (1970) A new species of Basilia (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) from Colombia. The Canadian Entomologist, 102, 1519–1523.

Schuurmans-Stekhoven, J.H. Jr. (1931) Eine seltene, ungenügend beschribense Basilia-Art (Diptera Pupipara) aus Venezuela. Zeitschrift für parasitenkunde, 3, 205–219. [Jena]

Schuurmans-Stekhoven, J.H. Jr. (1951) Algunas especies del genero “Basilia” Ribeiro y creación del Nuevo género “Guimarãesia”. Acta Zoológica Lilloana, 12, 101–115.

Westwood, J.O. (1835) On Nycteribia, a genus of wingless insects. The Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 1, 275–294, pl. 1.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN 1175-5326 (Print Edition) & ISSN 1175-5334 (Online Edition)
Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand