Streblidae

plural noun Streb·li·dae \ˈstrebləˌdē\

Definition of Streblidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of streblidae

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


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