Nycteribiidae


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Nycteribiidae

a family of flies similar to the hippoboscids and found on bats in the Old World.
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If Nycteribiidae bat flies serve as the vector for Bartonella transmission between bats as hypothesized, then the high host specificity of these vectors (8) could explain why little infection is spilling over to other species.
In a survey in 2011, scientists from the Museum of Natural HistoryUniversity of the Philippines Los Banos (MNHUPLB) discovered 10 species of the "bat vampires," all belonging to the family Nycteribiidae of the order Diptera.
An SEM study of leg features of adults, specifically the form and structure of the tarsal claw and pulvillus, was also conducted and these were compared to the same structures in examples of the true bat fly ectoparasitic families Nycteribiidae and Streblidae, and to the phoretic Mystacinobiidae.
Two families of Diptera, the Nycteribiidae and Streblidae, are known to be obligate ectoparasites of Chiroptera, while a third superficially similar family, the Mystacinobiidae (a monotypic family restricted to New Zealand), is phoretic.
Among the ectoparasites identified in these countries are batflies from the Streblidae and Nycteribiidae families (Guerrero, 1996).