What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Name that larvae
location:  New York
September 15, 2012:  6:07 PM
A friend of mine’s daughter had a bite on her chin a few weeks ago and the pediatrician said it was a spider bite. Last week there appeared to be a hole in her skin. And today, this came out. What is it???
Christie Mierzwa

Bot Fly Larva

Hi Christie,
This appears to be a Bot Fly Larva.  You did not use our regular submission form and there is no location listed for your sighting.  Please provide us with a location.  Your verbal description fits what one would expect of a Bot Fly, though in North America, the typical hosts are rodents.  We will try to copy Jeff Boettner to see if he can provide any insight.

Thank you. I used an old email address from a few years back and did not know there was a submission form. We live in NY. In this case, the host was a 3 yr old child!!

Thanks for the update Christie.  We eagerly await input from Jeff Boettner.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: New York

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