botfly


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stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals

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Treating infestations of the human botfly, Dermatobia hominis.
The human botfly (Dermatobia hominis) is a parasite native to Central and South America which needs a human or animal host to complete its life cycle.
Clinicians in North America may confuse botfly infestations with infected sebaceous cysts, staphylococcal infections, cellulitis, or even cutaneous leismaniasis.
External ophthalmomyiasis which was caused by sheep botfly (Oestrus ovis) larva: a report of 10 cases.
Long-term patterns of botfly parasitism in Peromyscus maniculatus, P leucopus, and Tamias striatus.
5] Various species of flies causing to provoke ophthalmomyiasis are Oestrus Ovis, Latrin Fly (Fannia), House fly and Cattle botfly.
The effect of botfly parasitism of Metacuterebra apicalis (Diptera) on reproduction, survival and general health of Oryzomys russatus (Rodentia), in Southeastern Brazil.
Biology of a California rodent botfly Cuterebra latifrons coquillett (Diptera: cuterebridae).
External ophthalmomyiasis due to the sheep nostril botfly larva Oestrus ovis in Saudi Arabia.
Seven species of ticks, four species of fleas, two species of lice and one botfly were observed (Table 2).
A statement from Stafford's media team said that the Briton had been "wrongly accused of murder on two separate occasions, been imprisoned, had concrete stuffed in his mouth by hostile tribespeople, been chased by Ashaninka Indians with bows and arrows, been stung by hundreds of wasps and watched as his guide Cho removed a botfly from Ed's head with superglue and a tree spine.
A nurse practitioner, who was impressively knowledgeable about the differential diagnosis, suggested either a Staph infection or a botfly infestation.
There is also human botfly myiasis, which occurs when larvae grow below human skin and emerge six to 10 weeks later.
The botfly lays her eggs on mosquitoes, which in turn deposit them on warm-blooded mammals.