Thursday, June 12, 2014

Case of the Week 307

The following were removed from a wound and submitted to the laboratory for identification.
(ruler marks below represent millimeters)



Many were still moving!


The following is from the posterior section.

Identification?


9 comments:

Julie Pritt said...

maggots?

Anonymous said...

Maggot. ? Calliphora species and really rooting for C. vomitoria.

Arthur Morris said...

Second instar Blowfly larvae. Genera distinguished by visualisation of mouthparts and presence or absence of accessory oral sclerite. Though I'm less of an entomologist so there may be differences in spiracles I am not aware of!

Anonymous said...

The insects' morphology is compatible with blow fly maggots. Would any entomologist give us more information please?

Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

Artifact...LOL!

Maggot, not sure of the species, the spiracle is only 2 pairs, not triads. Usually for fun, I put them in a urine cup to mature to confirm my identification!

Lee

Anonymous said...

What beautiful BotFly Lavae.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful BotFly Lavae.

Anonymous said...

What Beautiful Botfly Lavae

Arthur Morris said...

after a bit of research, my guess would be a member of genus Chrysomya, possibly Chrysomya albiceps?

This is a good one, its making me thumb through reference books and recall fly genera!