Myiasis in photos

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Larva of tumbu fly.

Photo 1. Larva of tumbu fly. The larva of the tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga, produces painful boils in which the insects grow to maturity. The figure shows the powerful hooks with which they feed inside the skin. (x20)

Tumbu fly lesions.

Photo 2. Tumbu fly lesions. Multiple infections with tumbu fly larvae cause painful boils on the trunk.

Larval spiracles of Auchmeromyia luteola and other calliphorid flies.

Photo 3. Larval spiracles of Auchmeromyia luteola and other calliphorid flies.

The 'Congo floor maggot' feeds on man by sucking blood nocturnally but does not remain attached. The adult is similar to that of the Tumbu fly. The larva is separated from that of other Calliphorid flies by the distinctive posterior spiracles, (x 75)

Larval spiracles of Auchmeromyia luteola and other calliphorid flies (Chrysomyia).

Photo 4. Larval spiracles of Auchmeromyia luteola and other calliphorid flies (Chrysomyia).

Larval spiracles of Auchmeromyia luteola and other calliphorid flies (Cordylobia).

Photo 5. Larval spiracles of Auchmeromyia luteola and other calliphorid flies (Cordylobia).

Larval spiracles of Auchmeromyia luteola and other calliphorid flies (Lucilia or Calliphora).

Photo 6. Larval spiracles of Auchmeromyia luteola and other calliphorid flies (Lucilia or Calliphora).

Dermatobia hominis.

Photo 7. Dermatobia hominis. The larvae of this fly are a cause of serious cutaneous myiasis in Brazil and other tropical areas of the New World. (Natural size)

Larval and pupal stages of D. hominis.

Photo 8. Larval and pupal stages of D. hominis. The immature stages of this fly are characteristic.


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