Cuterebra botfly larva

Cuterebra botfly larva

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Caption: Cuterebra botfly larva. This botfly specialises in infecting rodents. The egg is not laid directly on the host, but hatches due to body heat as the host comes into contact with it resulting in the larva attempting to crawl onto its host. The larva takes several weeks to develop once established, growing to a size of several centimetres in a swelling under the host's skin. It eventually exits through the breathing pore that it made in the rodent's skin. The rodent is usually unharmed. The larve later pupates and hibernates, emerging as the adult winged form. Photographed in Ecuador.

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