Stephanofilaria stilesi

Ste·pha·no·fi·la·ri·a sti·le·si

a skin-infecting species of filaria parasitic in cattle and transmitted by the horn fly, Haematobia irritans; the only species known to occur in the U.S.; characterized by a row of spines behind the mouth of the adult worm, which is 6-8 mm in the female, 2-3 mm in the male. Both adults and larvae are found in granulomatous skin lesions in cattle, usually on the underside of the abdomen.
[G. stephanos, crown, + filaria]


a genus of nematodes in the family Filariidae; cause chronic dermatitis of cattle called cascado.

Stephanofilaria assamensis
causes chronic dermatitis in buffaloes, goats and cattle. In cattle the disease is called humpsore.
Stephanofilaria dedoesi
found in the skin of cattle.
Stephanofilaria dinniki
causes filarioid dermatitis in black rhinoceros.
Stephanofilaria kaeli
found on the legs of cattle.
Stephanofilaria okinawaensis
causes dermatitis of the muzzle and teats of cattle.
Stephanofilaria stilesi
causes dermatitis on the ventral abdominal wall of cattle.
Stephanofilaria zaheeri
found on the inner side of the ear pinna of buffaloes.
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