tumbu fly


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tumbu fly

A species of fly belonging to the genus Cordylobia in Africa and the genus Dermatobia in tropical America. Their larvae develop in the skin of wild domesticated animals, and humans are frequently attacked.
See also: fly

tumbu fly

An African fly that can cause skin infestation with its larvae (myiasis).

tumbu fly

see cordylobiaanthropophaga.
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African Tumbu fly - Cordylobia anthropophaga, also known as Mango fly, Skin maggot fly and Worms of Cayor, causes furunculosis like condition2.
Tumbu fly is a non parasitic stout compact fly of 6-12 mm length, light brown in colour with diffuse blue grey patches on thorax.
Furuncular myiasis in Africa is caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (also known as the tumbu fly, putsi fly or mango fly).