Family of flies, the bot flies.
Photographs of several flies in this family.
Information from Wikipedia on the family of flies, Oestridae, whose larvae live as parasites within the bodies of mammals.
Cuterebra emasculator: Tree Squirrel Bot Fly
Provides photographs and a description of this obligate parasite of squirrels and chipmunks, its distribution, life cycle and impact on its hosts.
Several photographs of the warble fly, its larvae and puparium, with information on its life cycle. Click to enlarge.
Photographs of flies in this family found in North America, provided by BugGuide.
Gasterophilus intestinalis: Horse Bot Fly
Provides photographs of different life stages and a description of this fly, its distribution, life cycle, veterinary and medical significance.
Several photographs of the stomach bot fly, its larvae and eggs, with information on its life cycle. Click to enlarge.
Human Bot Fly
Information from Wikipedia on Dermatobia hominis, whose larvae live as parasites within the bodies of humans and other primates.
Hypoderma lineatum: Cattle Grub
Provides photographs and a description of this parasitic fly, the warble, heel, bomb or gad fly, its distribution, life cycle, hosts, veterinary significance and management.
Several photographs of the sheep nasal bot fly, with information on its life cycle. Click to enlarge.
Rodent and Rabbit Bot Flies
Photographs, description, life history and habits of species of Cuterebra.
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