Family: Polyctenidae (bat bugs)

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Blood-sucking ectoparasites of bats. The only species from southern Africa is Androctenes horvathi, which has been recorded on Rhinolophus eloquens (Andersen's horseshoe bat).

Publications

  • Jacobs, D.H. 1985. Heteroptera. In: Insects of Southern Africa (Eds C.H. Scholtz & E. Holm). Butterworths, Durban, p. 117-152.

 

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