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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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.
The tarsal claws of Nycteribiidae and Strebilidae (Figs 43, 45, clw) are strongly folded with a narrow cleft.