human botfly


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Noun1.human botfly - large tropical American fly; parasitic on humans and other mammals
botfly - stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals
Dermatobia, genus Dermatobia - larvae live under the skin of domestic mammals and humans
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hominis, the human botfly, is the most common cause of furuncular myiasis in Mexico, Central America, and South America (1).
The human botfly (Dermatobia hominis) is a parasite native to Central and South America which needs a human or animal host to complete its life cycle.
There is also human botfly myiasis, which occurs when larvae grow below human skin and emerge six to 10 weeks later.

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