RwowiNcii lliks 149

Family NYCTERIBIIDAE

No. of species 250

for feeding, head hinges forward from groove at hark of thorax unusually, legs join hark of distorted thorax

N > (leribla ko un a 77/ is found on several bat species and shows the distorted thorax that is typical of bat flies.

Larva e are soft, fat, and white and darken as they mature.

Order DIPTKRA

Family NYCTERIBIIDAE

No. of species 250

I hcsc small, spidery, wingless flies prey on the blood of bats. They have a narrow head, and the eyes are either tiny or totally lacking.

• LlEE CYCLE The eggs hatch, and larvae develop, inside the mother's abdomen, fed by special internal glands. Pupae arc laid in the bat roost. Adults emerge when they sense a bat nearby.

• Occurrence Worldwide.

In or near bat roosts.

Larva e are soft, fat, and white and darken as they mature.

for feeding, head hinges forward from groove at hark of thorax unusually, legs join hark of distorted thorax

N > (leribla ko un a 77/ is found on several bat species and shows the distorted thorax that is typical of bat flies.

Length K6_&in(2-4mm)

Larval feeding habits

Order DlH'KRA

Family QESTRIDAE

No. of species small antennae, in

hairy, heavy body large head

I. ARVAF are fat, taper at the head, and have bands of spines.

I. ARVAF are fat, taper at the head, and have bands of spines.

hypoderma hov1s, or the Ox Warble Ely, is a widespread species. It may look like a bee, but cattle recognize it and twist, jump, or run to get out of its way.

hairy, heavy body

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