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bot fly

A dipterous insect of the family, Estridae, of many different species, affecting humans (Dermatobia hominis) and domestic animals (e.g., horses, oxen and sheep), on which they deposit their eggs; a common species is the horse botfly, Gastrophilus equi, the larvae (bots) of which are taken into the host’s stomach, where they live for months before passing through their larval states. In tropical America, botflies may live under the skin or in the stomach.

bot fly

the flies that produce the maggots known as bots and the diseases referred to as gasterophilosis and nasal bot fly infestation.

bot fly infestation
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Grillo, "Nasal myiasis in a cat caused by larvae of the nasal bot fly, Oestrus ovis" Australian Veterinary Journal, vol.
Dorchies, "Ecobiology of the sheep nose bot fly (Oestrus ovis L.
Insect/mammal associations: effects of cuterebrid bot fly paraforest types on their hosts.
The effect of bot fly larvae on reproduction in white-footed mice, Peromyscus leucopus.
Table 1 Multistate models of the effect of infection by Rogenhofera bonaerensis bot fly on Akodon azarae populations in three enclosures located in an urban natural reserve.
Each site was trapped weekly during the peak period of bot fly infestation from July through September 2002 and 2003 (Catts, 1982; Cramer and Cameron, 2006).
Infestation status was based on the maximum number of simultaneous bot fly infestations observed (single infestations vs.
Bot fly infestation had no apparent effect on movement of male or female Peromyscus leucopus.
Reasons that males and females maintain their home ranges in the face of bot fly infestation may differ.
Absence of effects of multiple infestations on MSD for either sex was not consistent with conventional wisdom that presence of multiple bot fly larvae makes movement awkward for hosts (Scott and Snead, 1942; Wecker, 1962; Dunaway et al.
Difficulty of documenting costs of bot fly parasitism has led some to conclude that this interaction may not be parasitism (Jaffe et al.