Cordylobia anthropophaga

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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.
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Attacks of Mango fly larvae are also becoming a major problem.
Furuncular myiasis in Africa is caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (also known as the tumbu fly, putsi fly or mango fly).
These repulsive microfilariae (tiny parasitic worms) are the larvae of the Loa loa worm and they pass into a human victim's wound via the mango fly's saliva.