Streblidae

plural noun
Streb·​li·​dae | \ ˈstrebləˌdē \

Definition of Streblidae

: a small widely distributed family of dipterous flies the adults of which are external parasites on bats

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History and Etymology for Streblidae

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 2 Jun. 2020.

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