bot fly

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bot fly

A dipterous insect of the family, Estridae, of many different species, affecting humans (Dermatobia hominis) and domestic animals (e.g., horses, oxen and sheep), on which they deposit their eggs; a common species is the horse botfly, Gastrophilus equi, the larvae (bots) of which are taken into the host’s stomach, where they live for months before passing through their larval states. In tropical America, botflies may live under the skin or in the stomach.
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Each site was trapped weekly during the peak period of bot fly infestation from July through September 2002 and 2003 (Catts, 1982; Cramer and Cameron, 2006).
Bot fly infestation had no apparent effect on movement of male or female Peromyscus leucopus.
Reasons that males and females maintain their home ranges in the face of bot fly infestation may differ.
Females are more sensitive to changes in food resources than males (Wolff, 1985), and are under additional pressure to obtain resources to support pregnancy and lactation, which could be a problem during bot fly infestation (Munger and Karasov, 1994).
Future studies with more precise measures of movement are needed to increase our understanding of the effect of bot fly infestation on movement.
Ivermectin as medical therapy for ophthalmomyiasis interna has not been reported, but it is effective as therapy and prophylaxis for bot fly infestation of livestock (9).