Streblidae (Bat Flies)
The family Streblidae, or bat flies, is a small family of Diptera containing members that are exclusively ectoparasitic upon bats. The Streblidae, along with three other fly families (Nycteribiidae, Hippoboscidae, and Glossinidae), are members of the calyptrate superfamily Hippoboscoidea. Hippoboscoid Diptera are obligate blood feeders that prey on mammals and birds (Dick and Patterson 2006). So far, streblid flies have not been implicated in the maintenance or transmission of zoonotic agents (Dick and Dittmar 2014).
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