bot fly


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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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Only 2 bot flies inhabit Nearctic circumpolar regions: the Caribou bot fly (Hypoderma tarandi) and the Caribou nasal bot fly (Cephenemyia trompe), a nonhuman pathogen (2).