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Human Bot Fly

Dermatobia hominis

Description:

Ok so not what you usually see on here. This bot fly larva was living on my side. Although it's disgusting, it's a part of the great biodiversity we have on this planet!

Habitat:

Central and South America

Notes:

Try not to get one!

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7 Comments

Gina423
Gina423 7 years ago

I had one removed from my shoulder! Mine was about that big too.

JessyZich
JessyZich 9 years ago

yeah it was pretty gross!

textless
textless 9 years ago

Glad you're okay... interesting and horrible!

JessyZich
JessyZich 9 years ago

I am fine, it was years ago. It's a great story to tell now!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

I have seen this plenty in both humans and dogs here in Costa Rica. Nice Job preserving that speciman for us....in your body!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

R u OK? Thanks for bravely sharing with us all.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Wow! Thanks for sharing. I've never heard of that.

JessyZich
Spotted by
JessyZich

Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Spotted on Nov 25, 2007
Submitted on Nov 25, 2011

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