Common name for botflies of the family Oestridae, such as Oestrus.
[G. oistros, gadfly]
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Effect of temperature on pupal development and eclosion dates in the reindeer oestrids Hypoderma tarandi and Cephenemyia trompe (Diptera: Oestridae).
are widespread oestrid flies whose larvae parasitize various cervid hosts, yet attempts to pathologize their significance as well as delineate their taxonomy, dispersal potential, and distribution remain ambiguous.