Cuterebra

Cuterebra

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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, including, occasionally, flies in the New World genus Cuterebra (Diptera: Oestridae). Adult C. hominovorax flies lay their eggs directly in, or in the vicinity of, wounds on the host. 

(Centers for Disease Control Parasites and Health website)

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