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Checklist of Hippoboscidae (Diptera) from Romania

Jozef Oboňa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1185-658X; Eva Čisovská Bazsalovicsová https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4308-8594; Alexandru-Mihai Pintilioaie https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3119-5803; Viorel Dumitru Gavril https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6006-4688; Oana Cristiana Vasiliu; Laura-Elena Topală https://orcid.org/0009-0007-9442-606X; Peter Manko https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1862-9117

1 September 2023 · volume 45 · (issue 9) · pp. 229–238 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: The checklist of louse flies or keds from the family Hippoboscidae in Romania with 14 species is given. Among them, six species have been newly recorded from Romania, from Natura 2000 site “Dunele Marine de la Agigea” Natural Reserve; namely: Icosta minor (Bigot in Thomson, 1858), Ornithoica turdi (Olivier in Latreille, 1812), Ornithomya chloropus Bergroth, 1901, Ornithomya fringillina Curtis, 1836, Ornithophila gestroi (Rondani, 1878), and Ornithophila metallica (Schiner, 1864). Out of the total, seven species are autochthonous, while the other seven are probably non-native species, either spreading invasively or only occasionally being imported to Romania or migrating to the country along with their hosts. Three new host-parasite associations have been reported for the first time. Specifically, the eastern olivaceous warbler Iduna pallida (Hemprich et Ehrenberg, 1833) represents new host species for I. minor and O. turdi, while the willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus (Linnaeus, 1758) represents a new host species for O. gestroi.

Keywords: faunistic, invasive species, keds, literature review, louse flies, parasite-host associations

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Oboňa J., Čisovská Bazsalovicsová E., Pintilioaie A.-M., Gavril V. D., Vasiliu O. C., Topală L.-E., Manko P. 2023 Checklist of Hippoboscidae (Diptera) from Romania. Historia naturalis bulgarica 45: 229–238.

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