Friday, July 21, 2017

Answer to Case 453

Answer: Bot fly, Dermatobia hominis

As mentioned by Florida Fan, the body has spiky projections and general body habitus consistent with myiasis. Of note, the cuticular spines are lacking on the terminal 3 body segments which, along with the travel history, are consistent with Dermatobia hominis. Ideally we would also like to look at the posterior spiracles to confirm the identification, but photos weren't available from this case.

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