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bot·fly

also bot fly  (bŏt′flī′)
n.
Any of various stout dipteran flies of the family Oestridae, having larvae that are parasitic on mammals, including livestock and sometimes humans.
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botfly

(ˈbɒtˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) any of various stout-bodied hairy dipterous flies of the families Oestridae and Gasterophilidae, the larvae of which are parasites of humans, sheep, and horses
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bot•fly

(ˈbɒtˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
any of several flies of the families Oestridae, Gasterophilidae, and Cuterebridae, the larvae of which are parasitic in the skin or other parts of various mammals.
[1810–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.botfly - stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammalsbotfly - stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
Gasterophilus intestinalis, horse botfly - parasitic chiefly on horses
Dermatobia hominis, human botfly - large tropical American fly; parasitic on humans and other mammals
Oestrus ovis, sheep botfly, sheep gadfly - larvae are parasitic on sheep
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Translations
kiiliäinensaivartaja

botfly

n (Zool) → Pferdebremse f
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Infestation with larvae of Oestrus ovis (nasal bot fly) has serious effect on the productivity and welfare of small ruminants, however infestation is less dramatically reported in goats (Constable et al., 2017).
(Diptera: Oestridae), a sheep nasal bot fly, affects sheep and goats worldwide and, particularly, in areas where adult flies can be active all the year round thanks to favourable climatic conditions [1].
Previous studies have indicated that prevalence (percentage of individuals infected) varies depending on the species of bot fly (Margolis et al.
DEMOGRAPHIC RESPONSES OF Akodon azarae (RODENTIA: CRICETIDAE) ENCLOSED POPULATIONS TO Rogenhofera bonaerensis BOT FLY PARASITISM
Microscopic examination revealed the sheep nasal bot fly larva.
Common cause of ocular myiasis is deposition of the sheep nasal bot fly (Oestrus ovis Linnaeus (Diptera: Oestridae)) or human bot fly (Dermatobia hominis Linnaeus (Diptera: Oestridae)) larvae in the cornea of the human eye.
leucopus is lacking (Goertz, 1966; Hunter et al., 1972; Burns et al., 2005), individual Peromyscus difficilis moved less during seasons when bot fly prevalence was high (Galindo-Leal, 1997).
fontinella parasitizing a woodrat indicates that one cannot assume that bot fly larvae infesting field-trapped individuals of N.
My books say the bot fly lays larvae on the nose of the sheep or goat and the bots crawl up into the nasal cavity for three to eight weeks until they mature.
The father-of-two had been infected by bot fly, which lays eggs beneath the skin and feeds on human cells.
Alan Evans, 50, returned to Britain infected by bot fly, which lays eggs beneath the skin and feeds on human cells.