Rhinoestrus

Rhinoestrus

(rī-nĕs′trŭs)
A genus of flies belonging to the family Oestridae. Larvae may be deposited in the eye or in the nasal or buccal cavity of mammals.

Rhinoestrus purpureus

The Russian gadfly, whose larvae sometimes cause nasomyiasis and ophthalmomyiasis in humans.

Rhinoestrus

a genus of flies, resembling Oestrus spp., and obligate parasites of Equus spp.

Rhinoestrus purpureus
larvae parasitize larynx and nasal sinuses of Equidae. Called also Russian gad fly.