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) and Chown (1924) reported additional cases … Continue reading


SARCOPHAGIDAE Sarcophagid flies, flesh flies, resemble large house flies. Very typically, the adults have grey longitudinal stripes on their backs and grey and black checkered abdomens. The larvae of many species are parasites of invertebrates, but others are carrion feeders, … Continue reading