EENY 440/IN775 Human Bot Fly, torsalo (Central America), moyocuuil (Mexico), berne (Brasil), mucha (Columbia, mirunta (peru), and ura (Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay), Dermatobia hominis (Linnaeus, Jr.) (Insecta: Diptera: Oestridae)

Figure 2. Lateral view of an adult human bot fly, Dermatobia hominis (Linnaeus Jr.).
EENY-440, a 6-page ilustrated fact sheet by Stephanie Larrick and Roxanne Connelly, is part of the Featured Creatures Collection. It describes this large, densely haired fly native to Central and South America, which, in its larval stage, infests the skin of mammals causing painful pustules, a condition known as myiasis. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, September 2008.