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A bloodsucking fly of spider-like appearance, parasitic on bats and bearing live young.
- ‘I am working to construct a phylogeny of all world bat fly genera.’
- ‘Since both streblids and nycteribiids depend exclusively on bats, it may be that the common ancestor of the two bat fly families is not very old, no older than the common ancestor of bats.’
- ‘The purpose of this paper was to study the host-parasite relationships, evaluating the influence of sex and reproduction stage of the host on bat fly parasitism rates.’
- ‘The wingless bat fly, Mystacinobia zelandica, lives in large communities in roosts of the short-tailed bat, and requires temperatures of around 30° for development and survival.’
- ‘The reproductive success of the parasitic bat fly Basilia nana (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) is affected by the low roost fidelity of its host, the Bechsteins bat (Myotis bechsteinii).’
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