Proparabosca

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Proparabosca
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Proparabosca

Maa, 1963
Type species
Proparabosca alata
Theodor & Oldroyd ,1965
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Proparabosca is a genus of biting flies in the family of louse flies, Hippoboscidae. There is only one known species, Proparabosca alata (Theodor & Oldroyd,1965).[1] It is a parasite of lemurs.[2]

Distribution[edit]

It is found in Namoroka National Park in Madagascar.[2]

Hosts[edit]

They are only found on Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi).[2]

Systematics[edit]

  • Genus Proparabosca (Theodor & Oldroyd,1965)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick, C. W. (2006). "Checklist of World Hippoboscidae (Diptera: Hippoboscoidea)" (PDF). Chicago: Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History: 1–7pp. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Maa, T. C. (1969). "A Revised Checklist and Concise Host Index of Hippoboscidae (Diptera)" (PDF). Pacific Insects Monograph. Honolulu: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. 20: 277pp.