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Bat Flea

Observed: 18th June 2012 By: Sam Griffin
Cumberland Bat GroupCumbria Amphibian and Reptile GroupThe British Herpetological Society
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Bat flea
Bat flea 2
Description:

A flea taken from a Whiskered bat. Can anyone tell me if there is a key for any of the bat parasites or where I might find more info.?

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Christian Owen's picture

Hi Sam

Not sure of an online key, there is this book.
http://www.nhbs.com/res_handbook_volume_1_part_16_fleas_siphonaptera_tef...

Just run bat flea through map mate and it came up with 8 possibles(may be more?).

6 Ischnopsyllus spp and 2 Nycteridopsylla spp.

Regards Chris...

Matt Smith's picture

Recording Scheme

The details for the Flea Recording Scheme can be found at http://www.brc.ac.uk/scheme_details.asp?schemeChoice=60

might be the best place to start.

Tachinid Recording Scheme

www.tachinidae.org.uk

TRS Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tachinid-Recording-Scheme/376652392364707