A Checklist of Nycteribiid and Streblid Bat Flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) from Thailand with Thirteen New Records for the Country


  • Abdulloh Samoh Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, Prince of Songkla University, Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkla, 90110, THAILAND
  • Vatanya Pantip Division of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkla, 90110, THAILAND
  • Pipat Soisook Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, Prince of Songkla University, Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkla, 90110, THAILAND


bats, bat flies, Chiroptera, checklist, Nycteribiidae, Streblidae


The Nycteribiidae and Streblidae are known as two families of obligate blood sucking ectoparasites of bats. Recent data on nycteribiid and streblid bat flies collected from 15 provinces in Thailand during 2018–2020 are hereby presented with data from previous studies.  This study recorded 26 species belonging to nine genera of Nycteribiidae and Streblidae known to be associated with 44 host bats species. Thirteen species of which, 11 nycteribiids and two streblids, are herein recorded from Thailand for the first time. Altogether with previously reported records, this paper lists a total of 59 known bat flies, 43 nycteribiids and 16 streblids, with their 63 associated host bat species.


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Samoh, A. , Pantip, V. and Soisook, P. 2021. A Checklist of Nycteribiid and Streblid Bat Flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) from Thailand with Thirteen New Records for the Country. Tropical Natural History. 21, 2 (Jul. 2021), 244–262.



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