Ectoparasitic Insects of Bats in British Columbia, Canada

  title={Ectoparasitic Insects of Bats in British Columbia, Canada},
  author={Glen Chilton and Maarten J. Vonhof and B. V. Peterson and Nixon Wilson},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
One species of parasitic bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), 3 species of fleas (Siphonaptera: Ischnopsyllidae), and 2 species of parasitic flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) were collected from 9 species of bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in southern interior and northeastern British Columbia, Canada. Female bats that return daily to maternity roosts were more frequently infested with both cimicids and ischnopsyllids than were male bats. Some differences in ectoparasite infestation can be attributed… 
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