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Insecta: Diptera

 

OESTRIDAE Complex KEY

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This small complex of flies consists of the families Cuterebridae, Oestridae and Hypodermatidae. The first stage larvae of some species are parasitic in the nasal passages of animals and occasionally humans. The Cuterebridae have warble producing larvae, the Hypodermatidae are warble flies.

 

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1. Postscutellum well developed; squamae large; apical cell much narrowed or closed at wing margin - -

 

Cuterebridae

Postscutellum not developed; squamae large; apical cell narrow at margin Dermatobia hominis (Human bot fly) - (Fig. 1)

 

Oestridae

2. Apical cell closed and petiole-shaped (Fig. 2) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oestrus ovis (Sheep nose fly)

 

Hypodermatidae

Apical cell open but narrow at margin (Fig. 3) -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hypoderma lineatum (Heel Fly)

 

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Key References: <medvet.ref.htm> <Hexapoda>

 

Matheson, R. 1950. Medical Entomology. Comstock Publ. Co, Inc. 610 p.

Service, M. 2008. Medical Entomology For Students. Cambridge Univ. Press. 289 p

Legner, E. F. 1995. Biological control of Diptera of medical and veterinary importance. J. Vector Ecology 20(1): 59-120.

Legner, E. F. 2000. Biological control of aquatic Diptera. p. 847-870. Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera,

Vol. 1, Science Herald, Budapest. 978 p.