One species of parasitic bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), 3 species of fleas (Siphonaptera: Ischnopsyllidae), and 2 species of parasitic flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) were collected from 9 species of bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in southern interior and northeastern British Columbia, Canada. Female bats that return daily to maternity roosts were more frequently infested with both cimicids and ischnopsyllids than were male bats. Some differences in ectoparasite infestation can be attributed to differences in roosting behavior of the host. New national records for 2 parasite species, and 8 new host records are established for Canada.
Ectoparasitic Insects of Bats in British Columbia, Canada
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Glen Chilton, Maarten J. Vonhof, B. V. Peterson, Nixon Wilson; Ectoparasitic Insects of Bats in British Columbia, Canada. J Parasitol 1 February 2000; 86 (1): 191–192. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2000)086[0191:EIOBIB]2.0.CO;2
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