Cordylobia anthropophaga

(redirected from Putzi Fly)

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.