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Bats as hosts: My host is my castle

Bats as hosts: My host is my castle

Bat flies have been studied in a variety of contexts, including host associations and specificity, how bat ecology and roosting biology affects parasitism, and how fly morphology functions to allow coexistence of species on bat individuals and populations. Laboulbeniales associated with bat flies have been recently rediscovered. Studies since 2015 have revealed many new hosts, host associations, and undescribed taxa. These trends hint at the true diversity..



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