cattle grub


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cattle grub

n.
The larva of a warble fly that parasitizes cattle and causes a boillike swelling under the hide.

cat′tle grub`


n.
the larva or adult of a warble fly, esp. Hypoderma lineatum, a common pest of cattle in North America.
[1925–30]
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A great example of this successful strategy is his battle with heel flies, whose larvae are known as the common cattle grub. The flies lay their eggs on the legs of cattle, and the larvae penetrate the skin once hatched.
Hypoderma bovis, the northern cattle grub and Hypoderma lineatum, the common cattle grub.
WEIGL, S., TESTINI, G., PARISI, A., DANTAS-TORRES, F., TRAVERSA, D., COLWELL AND OTRANTO, D., 2010.The mitochondrial genome of the common cattle grub, Hypoderma lineatum.
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