Streblidae

plural noun

Streb·​li·​dae
ˈstrebləˌdē
: a small widely distributed family of dipterous flies the adults of which are external parasites on bats

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Strebla, type genus (from Greek streblos twisted, crooked) + New Latin -idae

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“Streblidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Streblidae. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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