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Table 1 Distribution of bat flies in the different caves and bat species. The number of flies of a given species found on each bat species and in each cave is shown. Numbers between brackets refer to the number of bats infested by a given bat fly species. For each cave, the sum of all infested bats by a given bat fly species is not necessarily equal to the total number of infested bats due to the co-infestation by different bat fly species of one bat individual.

From: Bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) infesting cave-dwelling bats in Gabon: diversity, dynamics and potential role in Polychromophilus melanipherus transmission

  Bat species  
C.a H.c H.g M.i R.a All bat species
Faucon cave       
 Total bat number 41 41 31 71 0 184
 Total infested bat number 4 2 0 62 68
E. africana 0 2 (1) 0 2 (1)
N. schmidlii scotti 1 (1) 0 134 (55) 135 (56)
P. fulvida 4 (3) 1 (1) 25 (20) 30 (24)
Zadie cave       
 Total bat number 0 66 77 0 111 254
 Total infested bat number 1 0 31 32
 E. africana 1 (1) 59 (31) 60 (32)
Kessipoughou cave       
 Total bat number 0 90 209 126 40 465
 Total infested bat number 41 50 84 29 204
 E. africana 0 4 (3) 0 91 (26) 95 (29)
N. schmidlii scotti 8 (5) 4 (3) 187 (80) 11 (3) 210 (91)
P. fulvida 0 1 (1) 16 (13) 0 17 (14)
R. huberi 89 (35) 6 (6) 0 0 95 (41)
B. allaudi 2 (2) 53 (39) 2 (2) 1(1) 58 (44)
Djibilong cave       
 Total bat number 0 88 0 157 6 251
 Total infested bat number 12 120 3 135
E. africana 0 3 (1) 7 (2) 10 (3)
N. schmidlii scotti 2 (2) 306 (114) 2 (1) 310 (117)
P. fulvida 0 24 (17) 0 24 (17)
R. huberi 15 (10) 0 0 15 (10)
B. allaudi 0 2 (1) 0 2 (1)
All caves       
 Total bat number 41 285 317 354 157 1154
 Total infested bat number 4 56 50 266 63 439
E. africana 0 3 (2) 4 (3) 3 (1) 157 (59) 167 (65)
N. schmidlii scotti 1 (1) 10 (7) 4 (3) 627 (249) 13 (4) 655 (264)
P. fulvida 4 (3) 1 (1) 1 (1) 65 (50) 0 71 (55)
R. huberi group 0 104 (45) 6 (6) 0 0 110 (51)
B. allaudi 0 2 (2) 53 (39) 4 (3) 1 (1) 60 (45)
  1. Abbreviations: C.a Coleura afra, H.c Hipposideros caffer complex, H.g Hipposideros gigas; M.i Miniopterus inflatus, R.a Rousettus aegyptiacus