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


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



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.
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


n (Zool) → Pferdebremse f
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Botfly parasitism effects on nestling growth and mortality of Red-crested Cardinals.
ovis, also called sheep nasal botfly, is a fly of the class Insecta, order Diptera and family Oestridae.
Doctors found a hole under a toe and a botfly maggot living in her body.
Biology of a California rodent botfly Cuterebra latifrons coquillett (Diptera: cuterebridae).
A statement from Stafford's media team said that the Briton had been "wrongly accused of murder on two separate occasions, been imprisoned, had concrete stuffed in his mouth by hostile tribespeople, been chased by Ashaninka Indians with bows and arrows, been stung by hundreds of wasps and watched as his guide Cho removed a botfly from Ed's head with superglue and a tree spine.
A nurse practitioner, who was impressively knowledgeable about the differential diagnosis, suggested either a Staph infection or a botfly infestation.
There is also human botfly myiasis, which occurs when larvae grow below human skin and emerge six to 10 weeks later.
The botfly lays her eggs on mosquitoes, which in turn deposit them on warm-blooded mammals.
Furthermore, field studies could be conducted regarding cervid host ingestion of Cephenemyia larvae and pupae exposed to CWD prions or larvipositing within CWD-free deer by adult botfly females that formerly parasitized CWD-infected deer as larvae.
Botfly larvae were still in the doe's nose (they drop out when the body temperature cools even slightly).
19) Later in the expedition, the explorers suffer from another bizarre predator--the botfly.