Mature Botfly

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“After attaching themselves to the walls of the stomach, the botfly larva are nourished by the blood and lymph of the host until the following spring, when they pass on through the canal, burrow through the ground, and transform into the adult about two weeks later.” — Davison, 1906


Alvin Davison, Practical Zoology (New York: American Book Company, 1906) 49


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