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Bot fly
Cuterebra spp.

Bot fly

Type of Insect: fly
Size: 3/4 inch
Overall Color: black
Larval Foods: mammals
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: maggot
status: common
Description: huge black fly that lays its eggs under the skin of various small mammals. After feeding on the host mammal, the larvae change to adults and emerge

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Diptera (flies,mosquitoes)
Family: 15 Oestridae
Genus: Cuterebra
Species: spp.

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