Photo by Melody

Rabbit Bot Fly (Cuterebra buccata)

Order: Diptera (DIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Oestridae
Genus: Cuterebra () (Info)
Species: buccata


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Elephant Butte, New Mexico

By angele
Thumbnail #1 of Rabbit Bot Fly (Cuterebra buccata) by angele

Member Notes:

Neutral angele On Feb 20, 2008, angele wrote:

Adult bot flies are not commonly seen. I didn't know that when I photographed this one. The larvae of this fly is a parasite, burrowing under the skin of an animal. The adults do not have mouths and do not eat. There are several kinds of Bot Flies.

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