SIPHONAPTERA (Fleas)

SIPHONAPTERA (Fleas) (Figures 5-71 through 5-76) Fleas are laterally compressed insects that have been the bane of humans and their animal companions for eons. Fleas suck blood from their feline hosts and are capable of taking enough blood to cause severe anemia that...

Dermatobia hominis

Dermatobiahominis (Linnaeus, 1781) (Figure 5-70) ETYMOLOGY:Dermato = skin + obia = way of living and hominis for the choice of human hosts. Common names include the human botfly, tropical warble fly, beef worm, bekuru, bikuru, berne, borro, colmoyte, forcel, gusano...

Cuterebra species

Cuterebra species (Figures 4-57 through 4-) ETYMOLOGY:Cutis = skin and terebro = to bore. HISTORY: The genus Cuterebra was first described by Bracy Clark in 1815; however, the first published record is that of John Lawson (1709) in his book "A New Voyage to Carolina"...

CUTERIBRIDAE

CUTERIBRIDAE This is a family of flies that occurs only in the Americas. All species of this group ae obligate primary myisais producers that have maggot stages that make extensive migrations through the tissues of the intermediate host. These larvae appear most...

Wohlfahrtia vigil

Wohlfahrtia vigil Walker ETYMOLOGY:Wolhfartia for Dr. Wohlfart and vigil = keeping vigil about the host SYNONYMS:Paraphytochittendeni Coquillett, HISTORY: Walker (1920, 1922, 1931) reported the first and subsequent cases of Wohlfahrtiavigil in children; Brady (1923)...


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