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Squirrel Bot Fly

Cuterebra emasculator

Notes:

A fly?

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oxyjack
oxyjack 11 years ago


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5 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

Jack, squirrels do exist in Brazil, so a squirrel fly would feel at home here! I'll name it as you suggested until someone shows me it is wrong. Emasculator, huh? I hope it never mistake me for a squirrel...

oxyjack
oxyjack 11 years ago

And all the Cuterebra specialize on rodents, so the common name could simply be "Rodent Bot Fly".

oxyjack
oxyjack 11 years ago

Sergio, it's definitely a bot fly in the genus Cuterebra, but I'm not definite the squirrel bot fly occurs in Brazil.

rutasandinas
rutasandinas 11 years ago

Nice!!

oxyjack
oxyjack 11 years ago

Wow great spotting! Yes, this IS a fly, it appears to be an adult Bot Fly.

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Campo Magro, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 22, 2012
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012

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