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Table 3

List of bat fly species collected during this study, with indication of their bat host species and number of infected bats, the number of collected bat flies (N), and the specificity index (SI) = the percentage of total bat flies of a single species found on one host.

Bat host species (#) Bat fly species N SI
Artibeus jamaicensis (43) Megistopoda aranea 14 0.67
  Paratrichobius longicrus 1 1.00
  Aspidoptera phyllostomatis 8 0.89
Artibeus lituratus (11) Megistopoda aranea 6 0.29
Aspidoptera phyllostomatis 1 0.11
Carollia brevicauda (4) Trichobius joblingi* 7 0.03
Carollia perspicillata (142) Speiseria ambigua 43 0.96
  Strebla guajiro 22 1.00
  Trichobius joblingi 248 0.97
  Trichobius anducei 6 1.00
Desmodus rotundus (1) Trichobius parasiticus 1 1.00
Micronycteris schmidtorum (1) Trichobius joblingi* 1 0.00
Myotis riparius (5) Basilia anceps 1 1.00
  Anatrichobius scorzai 3 1.00
Pteronotus gymnonotus (1) Trichobius johnsonae 1 1.00
Pteronotus parnellii (4) Nycterophilia parnelli 1 1.00
  Trichobius yunkeri 49 1.00
  Megistopoda aranea* 1 0.05
Sturnira luisi (1) Megistopoda proxima 1 1.00
Trachops cirrhosus (4) Speiseria ambigua* 2 0.04
  Trichobius dugesioides 20 1.00
*

 = non-primary association.

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