Wohlfahrtia magnifica

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Wohl·fahr·ti·a magnifica

a widely distributed obligatory fleshfly whose tissue-destroying maggots invade wounds or head cavities of domestic animals and humans.
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Wohlfahrtia magnifica

A species found in southeast Europe. The larvae may occur in human and animal wounds.
See also: Wohlfahrtia
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Peter, German medical writer, d. 1726.
Wohlfahrtia - a genus of larviparous dipterous flesh flies of which some species' larvae breed in ulcerated surfaces and flesh wounds of humans and animals.
Wohlfahrtia magnifica - widely distributed obligatory flesh fly whose tissue-destroying maggots invade wounds or head cavities of humans and domestic animals.
Wohlfahrtia nuba - a facultative flesh fly of Old World distribution, found in head wounds or cavities but not in dermal sores.
Wohlfahrtia opaca - Synonym(s): Wohlfahrtia vigil
Wohlfahrtia vigil - produces cutaneous myiasis in human infants in the northern U.S. and southern Canada by larvae that penetrate the skin and cause boillike lesions. Synonym(s): Wohlfahrtia opaca
wohlfahrtiosis - infection of humans and animals with larvae of flies of the genus Wohlfahrtia.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Bilateral Aural Myiasis (Wohlfahrtia magnifica): A Case with Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media.
nov., sp.nov., a new gammaproteobacterium isolated from Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).
Bacteria isolated from the different developmental stages and larval organs of the obligate parasitic fly, Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).
All 3 species have been isolated from larvae Wohlfahrtia magnifica flies (9), which are found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa and cause myiasis in several animal species but rarely in humans.
nov., isolated from the 1st and 2nd larval stage of Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).
Toth named the genus after Austrian entomologist Ignaz Rudolph Schiner (1813-1873), who first described the fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica. In 2007, Toth discovered that Schineria had already been used for genus of tachina flies and proposed the replacement genus name Ignatzschineria.
This bacterium has been isolated from larvae of the fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica, a serious parasite of livestock in eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and Central Asia (3), but this fly is not usually seen in the United Kingdom.
and Hypoderma spp.; and wound and body cavity myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax, Chrysomya bezziana, and Wohlfahrtia magnifica (1).
chitiniclastica is a recently described a-proteobacterium isolated from larvae of the parasitic fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica (3).
larvae, a gram-negative bacterium, has been grown from larvae of Wohlfahrtia magnifica, a fly species responsible for myiasis (7,8).
To the Editor: Schineria larvae has been isolated from maggots of the fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica (1), which cause myiasis in animals and people in Eurasia and northern Africa.