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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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2) Flies that cause myiasis are grouped into three families: Calliphoridae (blowflies), Sarcophagidae (flesh flies) and Oestridae (bot flies).
Thus, vigilance recordings during periods with high Oestridae activity are lacking in that month.
Los califoridos, estridos, rinoforidos y sarcophagidos de Colombia (Diptera: Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Rhinophoridae, Sarcophagidae).
Molecular characterization of the mitochondrial cytochrome I gene of Oestridae species causing obligate myiasis.