Cuterebra


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Cuterebra

(kū-te-rē'bră),
A genus of botflies with large blue or black bumblebeelike adults, the larvae of which most commonly infest rodents and lagomorphs (hares and rabbits); the larvae develop into large spiny grubs, usually in the subcutaneous connective tissue of the neck. Similar grubs, probably of other species, are not uncommon in cats and are sometimes found in dogs and in humans.
[L. cutis, skin, + terebro, to bore, fr. terebra, an auger]

Cuterebra

(kut?e-re'bra, ku-ter')
A genus of botflies whose maggots (larvae) may infest the skin, causing myiasis.
See: botfly; myiasis

Cuterebra

large flies whose larvae are parasitic, mostly on wild rodents but cats and dogs are occasionally infected. The larvae burrow under the skin and cause cyst-like cavities. Called also cuterebra flies. Includes C. americana, C. buccata, C. emasculator, C. lepivora.
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Cuterebra hot flies (Diptera: Oestridae) and their indigenous hosts and potential hosts in Florida.
Feline cuterebrosis caused by a lagomorph-infesting Cuterebra spp.
First records of rodent-infesting Cuterebra hot flies parasitizing raccoons (Procyon lotor) in North America.
Cuterebra bot fly infestation of rodents and lagomorphs.
A third instar of a rodent-infesting Cuterebra spp.
Cuterebra tenebrosa: Description of immature stages and a redescription of the adult (Diptera: Cuterebridae).
Studies on Cuterebra emasculator Fitch 1856 (Diptera: Cuterebridae) and a discussion of the status of the genus Cephenemyia Ltr.
Clinical and clinicopathologic features in 11 cats with Cuterebra larvae myiasis of the central nervous system.
On Cuterebra horripilum Clark (Diptera: Cuterebridae) parasitizing cottontail rabbits in Wisconsin.
Some effects of Cuterebra emasculator Fitch (Diptera: Cuterebridae) on the blood and activity of the host, the eastern chipmunk.