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Anthomyia canicularis


Definition: a small black horsefly, the larvae of which have been reported as accidental parasites in the intestine of humans, being hatched there from the ingested eggs; symptoms of gastroenteric irritation may be caused by it; adult flies may occasionally act as vectors for the eggs of the tropical warblefly or botfly, Dermatobia hominis, resulting in myiasis.

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