Dermatobia hominis

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Related to Dermatobia hominis: botfly, Caesalpinia echinata, myiasis
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Synonyms for Dermatobia hominis

large tropical American fly

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There are 3 clinical manifestations of myiasis: localized furuncular myiasis typically caused by Dermatobia hominis, Cordylobia anthropophaga, Wohlfahrtia vigil, and Cuterebra spp.
Worldwide the most common flies that cause human infestation are Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) and Cordylobia anthropophaga (tumbu fly).
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dermatobia hominis (der-ma-TOH-byuh HO-mih-nis)