Cordylobia anthropophaga

Also found in: Wikipedia.

Cor·dy·lo·bi·a an·thro·poph·'a·ga

tumbu fly of sub-Saharan Africa; causes a boillike furuncular myiasis; many animals besides humans are attacked, especially domestic dogs, although rats are probably the chief reservoir of human infection.


a genus of blowflies of the family Calliphoridae.

Cordylobia anthropophaga
the maggot parasitizes humans, rodents, monkeys and dogs causing cutaneous lumps. Called also tumbu or skin-maggot fly.
Cordylobia rodhaini
the maggot causes skin lesions in antelope, rodents and humans. Called also Lund's fly.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Worldwide the most common flies that cause human infestation are Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) and Cordylobia anthropophaga (tumbu fly).
There are 3 clinical manifestations of myiasis: localized furuncular myiasis typically caused by Dermatobia hominis, Cordylobia anthropophaga, Wohlfahrtia vigil, and Cuterebra spp.
An imported case of furuncular myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga which emerged in Japan.
Myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga (Tumbufly).
The Tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga (Blanchard), in southern Africa.
The second case of cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (Tumbu ly) in Sri Lanka.
1, 5] Cases of human myiasis have been documented from many countries in Africa, most of them caused by the blowfly Cordylobia anthropophaga (Table 1).
Furuncular myiasis in Africa is caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (also known as the tumbu fly, putsi fly or mango fly).
Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis (South America) or Cordylobia anthropophaga (Africa) and many other species can cause painful boils.
Among the diverse types of human myiasis that can occur in tropical regions, those in skin tissue are the most frequent, especially those generated by flies of the family Calliphoridae, of which the predominant species are Cordylobia anthropophaga (tumbu fly); C.