Cordylobia anthropophaga

Cordylobia anthropophaga Blanchard & Berenger-Feraud, 1872

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Overview

Brief Summary

Flies in several genera may cause myiasis (infection with the larval stage [maggots] of various flies) in humans. Cordylobia anthropophaga, known as the tumbu fly, is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara.

(Centers for Disease Control Parasites and Health website)

Author(s): Shapiro, Leo
Rights holder(s): Shapiro, Leo

Taxonomy

  • Cordylobia gruenbergi Donitz, 1906 (synonym)
  • Cordylobia murium Donitz, 1906 (synonym)
  • Cordylobia sarcophaga Scheben, 1910 (synonym)
  • Ochromyia anthropophaga Blanchard & Berenger-Feraud, 1872 (synonym)