Cordylobia anthropophaga

Cordylobia anthropophaga HISTORY: The larvae of the African tumbu fly, Cordylobiaanthropophaga, were first discovered by Coquerel and Mondière in 1862 in Senegal in both humans and dogs. The adult fly was unknown to them (Zumpt, 1965). It was not until 1893 that...

Chrysomya bezziana

Chrysomya bezziana Villeneuve (Figures 4-55 and 4-56) ETYMOLOGY:Chryso = gold + myia = fly; along with bezziana for Dr. Bezzi HISTORY: In 1910, Dr. Rovere described several cases of traumatic myiasis in cattle from the Congo. He sent some of the adults he reared to a...

Cochliomyia hominivorax

Cochliomyiahominivorax (Coquerel, 1858)     Cochliomyiahominivorax, the New World screwworm, is indiscriminant in its choice of hosts, and cats will be infested by this fly. The female lays batches of eggs in rows on the edge of any small would in the skin, and after...

Phaenicia (Lucilia) caesar

Phaenicia (Lucilia) caesar (Linnaeus) This bluish-green blow fly is restricted to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Typically, the larvae develop in decaying meat, but it has been occasionally reported from animals and humans in Europe. Supperer and Hinaidy reported an...

Phaenicia (Lucilia) sericata

Phaenicia (Lucilia) sericata (Meigen) (Figure 5-54) The green blow fly Phaeniciasericata causes cases of myiasis around the world. These flies commonly breed on carrion, but they can be attracted to sores or to soiled hair. These are a common cause of myiasis in sheep...


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