Definition of Genus Dermatobia
1. Noun. Larvae live under the skin of domestic mammals and humans.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Cuterebridae, Family Cuterebridae
Member holonyms: Dermatobia Hominis, Human Botfly
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dermatobia
Literary usage of Genus Dermatobia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Besides the horse bot-fly (QV), the ox bot- (qv) and the sheep bot-fly (qy), there is included in the genus Dermatobia the "ver macaque" of Cayenne and ..."
2. Human Parasitology: With Notes on Bacteriology, Mycology, Laboratory by Damaso de Rivas (1920)
"genus Dermatobia (Brauer, 1860) The body is metallic gray in color; the proboscis is bent and capable of being drawn under the head. ..."
3. Guide to the Study of Insects, and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1870)
"The genus Dermatobia includes the Ver macaque, of Cayenne and Mexico, found beneath the. skin of man in tropical America, and it is disputed whether it be a ..."
4. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1917)
"have been shown to be the carriers of the eggs of the large flies of the genus Dermatobia, whose maggots infest animals and man. ..."