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???
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.