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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.

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

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]
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
Translations
kiiliäinensaivartaja

botfly

n (Zool) → Pferdebremse f
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Arthropod ectoparasites such as botflies in the genus Philornis can have a highly detrimental effect on survival of nestlings of many bird species in the Neotropics (Dudaniec and Kleindorfer 2006) including small Falconiformes (Delannoy and Cruz 1991).
Twenty-nine of 35 nestlings that could be inspected (n = 15 nests) were infested with subcutaneous botflies (Philornis sp.
15-20 mins), or when all chicks died mainly as a result of parasitism by botflies (Philornis seguyi; Segura and Reboreda 2011).
Supposedly the cowbird chicks would pick parasitic botflies off the rightful nestlings.