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, also known as human botfly, is a two-winged fly of about 12-18 mm in length, and its maggots may live as parasites in the skin of humans and animals.
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.

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