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botfly

 [bot´fli]
an insect of the family Oestridae whose larvae (called bots) are parasitic, especially in horses and sheep. Genera include Oestrus, Gasterophilus, and Dermatobia.

bot·fly

(bot'flī),
Robust, hairy fly of the order Diptera, often strikingly marked in black and yellow or gray, the larvae of which produce a variety of myiasis conditions in humans and various domestic animals, especially herbivores.

botfly

also

bot fly

(bŏt′flī′)
n.
Any of various stout dipteran flies of the family Oestridae, having larvae that are parasitic on mammals, including livestock and sometimes humans.

botfly

(bot'fli?)
Any of several flies of the family Oestridae and other families whose maggots (larvae) are parasitic on the skin of mammals.
See: Dermatobia; myiasis
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Of the two nests infested with botflies, one failed completely to predation (nest 11) and the other fledged two of the three chicks (nest 12).
No botflies were detected on the nestlings during handling.
Only the most extreme urban environments appear to offer a refuge from botflies and birds nesting in habitat with the most natural vegetation also had a refuge from high levels of botfly parasitism.
Botflies have been reported to parasitize at least 127 species of birds without marked host specificity (Couri 1991, Teixeira 1999).
We used a large set of observational data collected during three consecutive breeding seasons to study the interactions between Philornis seguyi and Red-crested Cardinals (Paroaria coronata), a species that has been previously reported as a host of botflies in central Argentina (De la Pefia et al.