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Dead bat - parasitized by Diptera??
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Posted on 29-08-2020 23:55

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
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This dead bat pup was found in Sweden about a month ago. Is it possible that it was parasitized by some Diptera larva, like Calliphoridae?
Or can something else have caused the hole in the body side?
Johane attached the following image:

Johan Ennerfelt
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 30-08-2020 00:34
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I don't know of any Diptera that are likely to cause that damage. I suspect that the bat had died, and was attacked by beetles. Alternatively it might have been shot while on a flight with its mother. Opening up the carcass should give you more information.
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Posted on 03-09-2020 10:09

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Thanks Tony! I got this picture sent to me, so I have not been able to dissect the bat. I can add some more information though, the bat pup (about 3-4 weeks old) had fallen down from a colony with Pipistrellus sp. It was still fresh and soft when found.
Johan Ennerfelt
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09.05.21 16:31
Extensions in uppercase are (and were) accepted for gif, jpg, jpeg and png

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OK, thanks Roger, now if someone would just ID the fly I would be happy.

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A file called "Fly01a" has an UPPERCASE "F" Gordon. The site takes a dim view of UPPERCASE "'F's"!! awkward

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