bot flies

bot flies

Flies of the genera Gasterophilus , Oestrus or Dermatobia whose larvae can burrow into human skin, eyes or nasal openings. Parasitization by fly larvae is called myiasis.
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Bot flies are a group of parasitic insects found in wild mammals.
North American species of Cuterebra, the Rabbit and Rodent Bot Flies (Diptera: Cuterebridae).
Increased prevalence of bot flies (Cuterbebra fontinella) on white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) near forest edges.
Parasitism of Peromyscus leucopus by bot flies (Cuterebra fontinella) may affect movements of individual mice, because these fly larvae are large relative to the size of their hosts (Scott and Snead, 1942; Dalmat, 1943; Wecker, 1962), and they are usually found in inguinal regions of hosts (Cogley, 1991).
Physiological studies demonstrated that individuals infested with bot flies have a lower concentration of blood proteins (Dunaway et al.
bot flies (Diptera: Oestridae) are of interest from both the perspective of parasite/host coevolution (Colwell et al.
The bot flies deposit the larvae in and around the nostrils without alighting.
Human myiasis caused by bot flies of nonhuman animals is rare but may be increasing.
Only 2 bot flies inhabit Nearctic circumpolar regions: the Caribou bot fly (Hypoderma tarandi) and the Caribou nasal bot fly (Cephenemyia trompe), a nonhuman pathogen (2).
They hypothesized that bot flies deposited their eggs near host nests resulting in a greater exposure to adult females.
and primates (humans), can be parasitized by these bot flies (Hall 1925; Sabrosky 1986; Baird et al.
Similarly, Sabrosky (1986) mentioned mules as atypical hosts of these bot flies, but supportive information was not provided.