Recently, scientists genetically modified ‘sexual’ fruit fly to reproduce asexually.

One species of fruit fly, Drosophila mangebeirai, was found to consist only of females. The eggs produced by isolated females developed directly into female progeny without having to be fertilised by sperm from a male.

Fatherless reproduction is known as parthenogenesis. Parthenogenesis is a natural reproduction process in lower plants and various animals which involves the development of embryos from unfertilized eggs.

Most animals that procreate through parthenogenesis are small invertebrates such as bees, wasps, ants, and aphids, which can alternate between sexual and asexual reproduction.

No mammals are known to reproduce through the process of Parthenogenesis.Since, bats are mammals, parthenogenesis is not observed in bats.