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false vampire

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(Animals) any large insectivorous bat of the family Megadermatidae, of Africa, S and SE Asia, and Australia. They eat insects and small vertebrates but do not feed on blood
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Noun1.false vampire - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insectsfalse vampire - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects
leafnose bat, leaf-nosed bat - bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
big-eared bat, Megaderma lyra - large carnivorous Old World bat with very large ears
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The false vampires are neither blood sucking nor the members of family Desmodontidae which are confined to South America (Roberts 1997).
The greater false vampire bat Megaderma lyra is an Indomalayan bat species.
Owing to its feeding habits the false vampire bat is acknowledged as a good friend of farmers and is rewarded with protection by farmers who call it the goddess Laxmi" and provide it food during harsh weather (Mahmood-ul-Hassan and Nameer 2006).