Austrolfersia

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Austrolfersia
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Austrolfersia

Bequaert, 1953
Type species
Austrolfersia ferrisi
Bequaert, 1953
Species

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Austrolfersia is a genus of biting flies in the family of louse flies, Hippoboscidae. There is only one known species, Austrolfersia ferrisi Bequaert, 1953.[1] It is a parasite of Diprotodontia.[2]

Distribution[edit]

It is only found in Queensland, Australia.[2]

Hosts[edit]

Red-legged pademelon (Thylogale stigmatica) and the musky rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus)[2]

Systematics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick, C. W. (2006). "Checklist of World Hippoboscidae (Diptera: Hippoboscoidea)". Chicago: Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History: 1–7pp. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d Maa, T. C. (1969). "A Revised Checklist and Concise Host Index of Hippoboscidae (Diptera)". Pacific Insects Monograph. Honolulu: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. 20: 261–299pp.