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Auchmeromyia luteola


Definition: the Congo floor maggot; the bloodsucking larva of this botfly species is found in sub-Saharan Africa usually in or near human habitations; the larvae or maggots crawl to sleeping humans and suck blood for 15 to 20 minutes, detach, and hide, repeating these nightly attacks during their developmental period; no disease transmission is known from this insect.

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