Definition of Dermatobia hominis
1. Noun. Large tropical American fly; parasitic on humans and other mammals.
Generic synonyms: Botfly
Group relationships: Dermatobia, Genus Dermatobia
Medical Definition of Dermatobia hominis
1. A large, blue, brown-winged species whose larvae develop in open boil-like lesions in the skin of humans, many domestic animals, and some fowl. It is a very serious and damaging cattle parasite and frequently attacks small children in Central and South America. Its eggs are laid on the legs or abdomen of another insect, such as the mosquito; the eggs later hatch, when stimulated by warmth or other factors, to release the botfly larvae on the skin of the mosquito's bloodmeal host, and the larvae quickly invade the skin to initiate myiasis. Synonym: Dermatobia cyaniventris, human botfly, skin botflies, warble botfly. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Dermatobia hominis
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1. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1921)
"dermatobia hominis TB MAGATH With the increasing extension of our commerce into the South American countries it is likely that more and more tropical ..."
2. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"X .6. notably dermatobia hominis Gmelin = Dermatobia ... dermatobia hominis Gmelin 1 is commonly found in Central and South America and Mexico. ..."
3. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"Adult of South American skin maggot, Dermatobia. hominis. x 2. ... The American species, sometimes called the human botfly, dermatobia hominis (Fig. ..."
4. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1921)
"The eggs are attached to the body of the mosquito and hatch while the mosquito is sucking the blood of the future host. dermatobia hominis. ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"Occurrence of Solifugae in Nebraska: MH SWENK. Some Points on Dermatobia hominis (illus- • trated) : HB WARD ..."
6. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"On the development of dermatobia hominis. Rep. from the Mark Anniversary Volume, Article XXV, pp. 483-512, plates 35-36. ..."