Bot fly

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"Bot fly"

Bot fly


Scientific Name: Oestridae
Length: 0.4-0.7
Commonly Found: America

The Bot fly is a common name for several families of hairy flies whose larvae are interval parasites of mammals , some species growing in the host's flesh and others within the gut . So far there is only one species  of Botfly reported to parasitism humans. The easiest and most effective way to remove botfly larvae is to apply petroleum jelly over the location , which prevents air from reaching the larva, suffocating it. It can then  be removed with tweezers safely after a day.

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