Wohlfahrtia magnifica

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Wohl·fahr·ti·a magnifica

a widely distributed obligatory fleshfly whose tissue-destroying maggots invade wounds or head cavities of domestic animals and humans.

Wohlfahrtia magnifica

A species found in southeast Europe. The larvae may occur in human and animal wounds.
See also: Wohlfahrtia


Peter, German medical writer, d. 1726.
Wohlfahrtia - a genus of larviparous dipterous flesh flies of which some species' larvae breed in ulcerated surfaces and flesh wounds of humans and animals.
Wohlfahrtia magnifica - widely distributed obligatory flesh fly whose tissue-destroying maggots invade wounds or head cavities of humans and domestic animals.
Wohlfahrtia nuba - a facultative flesh fly of Old World distribution, found in head wounds or cavities but not in dermal sores.
Wohlfahrtia opaca - Synonym(s): Wohlfahrtia vigil
Wohlfahrtia vigil - produces cutaneous myiasis in human infants in the northern U.S. and southern Canada by larvae that penetrate the skin and cause boillike lesions. Synonym(s): Wohlfahrtia opaca
wohlfahrtiosis - infection of humans and animals with larvae of flies of the genus Wohlfahrtia.
References in periodicals archive ?
a new gammaproteobacterium isolated from Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).
Morphological and mitochondrial DNA characters for identification and phylogenetic analysis of the myasiscausing flesh fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica and its relatives, with a description of Wohlfahrtia monegrosesnis sp.
isolated from the 1st and 2nd larval stage of Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).
isolated from the 1st and 2nd larval stages of Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).
and wound and body cavity myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax, Chrysomya bezziana, and Wohlfahrtia magnifica (1).
chitiniclastica is a recently described a-proteobacterium isolated from larvae of the parasitic fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica (3).
larvae, a gram-negative bacterium, has been grown from larvae of Wohlfahrtia magnifica, a fly species responsible for myiasis (7,8).
To the Editor: Schineria larvae has been isolated from maggots of the fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica (1), which cause myiasis in animals and people in Eurasia and northern Africa.