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Types of Myiasis

Auchmeromyia Senegalensis (Congo Floor Maggot)
Auchmeromyia Senegalensis (Congo Floor Maggot)

The Congo floor maggot (Auchmeromyia senegalensis) is a species of blow-fly that is native to sub Saharan Africa and the Cape Verde Islands. A. sengalensis is an atypical myiasis species which does not live on or in the host, but sucks the blood of burrow-dwelling wild pigs, warthogs, aardvark, hyena and occasionally sleeping humans (sanguinivorous myiasis).

Chrysomya Bezziana (old World Screwworm fly)
Chrysomya Bezziana (old World Screwworm fly)

Chrysomya bezziana, also known as the Old World screwworm fly or screwworm, is an obligate parasite of mammals. Obligate parasitic flies require a host to complete their development. Named to honor the Italian entomologist Mario Bezzi, this fly is widely distributed in Asia, tropical Africa, India, and Papua New Guinea.

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Cochliomyia Hominivorax (new World Screwworm fly)
Cochliomyia Hominivorax (new World Screwworm fly)

A dorsal view of the New World screwworm fly, Cochliomyia hominivorax, a member of the family Calliphoridae. Adult flies are the size of a housefly with a greenish-blue metallic body color and an orange face.

Cordylobia Anthropophaga (Tumbu fly)
Cordylobia Anthropophaga (Tumbu fly)

Two cases of myiasis in the United States by the African tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga (Diptera, Calliphoridae). Am J Trop Med Hyg 21:62-65. Am J Trop Med Hyg 21:62-65. Roberts LW, Boyce WL and Lyerly WH. 1982.

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Dermatobia Hominis (Human Botfly)
Dermatobia Hominis (Human Botfly)

After lidocaine was injected around the nodules, five Dermatobia hominis larvae . . . Images in Clinical Medicine from The New England Journal of Medicine — Myiasis Due to Dermatobia hominis (Human Botfly)

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Gasterophilus spp (
Gasterophilus spp (

Gasterophilus intestinalis (DeGeer) is the more common horse bot fly which is an internal parasite of the gastrointestinal tract. Gasterophilus nasalis (Linnaeus), the nose bot fly, and G. haemorrhoidalis (Linnaeus), the throat bot fly, are also distributed throughout North America.

Hypoderma spp (
Hypoderma spp (

Myiasis of the human eye or ophthalmomyiasis can be caused by Hypoderma tarandi, a parasitic botfly of caribou. It is known to lead to uveitis, glaucoma, and retinal detachment. Human ophthalmomyiasis, both external and internal, has been caused by the larvae of the botfly.

Oestrus Ovis (Sheep Botfly)
Oestrus Ovis (Sheep Botfly)

Oestrus ovis, the sheep bot fly, is a widespread species of fly of the genus Oestrus. It is known for its parasitic predation and damage to sheep, deer, goats and sometimes cattle. There have also been many records of horse, dog and human infestation. In some areas of the world it is a significant pest which affects the agricultural economy.

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