Subject: Parasitic Larva
Location: Chihuahuan Desert, Far West Texas near the Rio Grande
April 19, 2013 4:01 pm
Hi there! This morning I set out to doctor what I thought was an infected thorn stuck in my dog’s side. Imagine my shock when instead of a thorn, I pulled out a wiggling larva! It didn’t look like a normal fly maggot to me, and a quick search of the internet pointed me to the Bot Fly. I’d really appreciate your expertise to clear up this baby bug’s identity.
We are really happy you identified your dog’s Bot Fly Larva, and even though they are allegedly not a threat to the health of the host, your dog is probably relieved to have had it removed.