Hesperoctenes abalosi, from here.

Belongs within: Cimicomorpha.

The Polyctenidae are a family of true bugs that are ectoparasitic on bats.

Characters (from Askew 1971): Length 3-5 mm; body very hairy. Compound eyes and ocelli absent; wings greatly reduced. Front legs short and stout; two posterior pairs of legs long and slender. Combs may be present on basal antennal segments, gena or other parts of the head, pronotum and prosternum, mesonotum, first abdominal sternite, and/or last tarsal segments. Viviparous.

    |    |--P. lyraeR13
    |    `--P. molossusA71
    |    |--A. horvathiA71
    |    |--A. jordaniA71
    |    `--A. magnusA71
    |    |--H. clarusA71
    |    |--H. fainiA71
    |    |--H. petiolatusA71
    |    `--H. quadratusA71
    |    |--E. coleuraeA71
    |    |--E. ferrisiA71
    |    |--E. intermediusA71
    |    |--E. nycteridisA71
    |    `--E. spasmaeA71
         |--H. abalosiA71
         |--H. angustatusA71
         |--H. cartusA71
         |--H. eumopsA71
         |--H. fumariusA71
         |--H. giganteusA71
         |--H. hermsiA71
         |--H. limaiA71
         |--H. longicepsA71
         |--H. setosusA71
         `--H. vicinusA71

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A71] Askew, R. R. 1971. Parasitic Insects. Heinemann Educational Books: London.

[R13] Reuter, O. M. 1913. Lebensgewohnheiten und Instinkte der Insekten bis zum Erwachen der sozialen Instinkte. R. Friedländer & Sohn: Berlin.

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