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Gasterophilus

 [gas″ter-of´ĭ-lus]
a genus of flies, the horse botflies, the larvae of which develop in the gastrointestinal tract of horses and may sometimes infect humans.

Gasterophilus

/Gas·ter·oph·i·lus/ (gas″ter-of´ĭ-lus) a genus of botflies the larvae of which develop in the gastrointestinal tract of horses and may sometimes infect humans.

Gasterophilus

(găs″tĕr-ŏf′ĭ-lŭs)
A genus of botflies belonging to the family Oestridae, order Diptera. The larvae infest horses.

Gasterophilus hemorrhoidalis

A species that infests the noses of horses.

Gasterophilus intestinalis

A species that infests the stomachs of horses.

Gasterophilus nasalis

The chin fly, which lays eggs on hair shafts on the lower lip and jaw of horses.

Gasterophilus

a genus of flies, the horse bot flies, the larvae of which develop in the gastrointestinal tract of horses and may sometimes infect humans. A member of the family Gasterophilidae.

Gasterophilus equi
see G. intestinalis (below).
Gasterophilus haemorrhoidalis
eggs are laid around the mouth and on the cheeks; the larvae are found in the mucosa of the tongue and establish finally in the stomach.
Gasterophilus inermis
eggs are laid around the mouth and on the cheeks; the larvae are found in the cheek mucosa and settle finally in the rectum.
Gasterophilus intestinalis (syn. Gasterophilus equi)
the eggs are laid near the front fetlocks and up the legs as far as the shoulder; the larvae are found in the mucosa of the tongue and subsequently at the gastric cardia.
Gasterophilus nasalis (syn. Gasterophilus veterinus)
the larvae are laid in the intermandibular space; larvae are found at the pylorus and in the duodenum.
Gasterophilus nigricornis
an uncommon horse bot fly.
Gasterophilus pecorum
the eggs are laid on plants, the larvae are found in the mucosa of the cheeks and eventually gastric pylorus.
Gasterophilus veterinus
see G. nasalis (above).