Sunday, April 26, 2015

Case of the Week 347

The following object was submitted to my lab for identification as "removed from back." No travel history was given.

 

 

Identification? Thank you to Emily F. for these lovely photos.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely a case of myasis. Will refer to an entomologist for identification.

Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

Myiasis!

Arthur Morris said...

Looks to me like a bot fly larvae belonging to Dermatobia hominis, judging by gross morphology, history and the appearance of the spiracles.

Anonymous said...

https://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m93vq4kXNk1qc6jxfo1_500.png

Unknown said...

I agree with A. Morris, human bot fly larva, Dermatobia hominis.

Anonymous said...

Another vote for Dermatobia hominis. The mandibles look right and the absence of spines on the posterior 3-4 rolls match an ID of D. hominis.

I am not sure what the bulges or bubbles are that appear to be sticking out of the posterior end and the "back side" of this larva are. Hopefully the answer will illuminate this :-)

Anonymous said...

Dermatobia hominis
3rd Instar larvae?

Lee