Rodent Bot Fly

Subject: Bee
Location: Orlando Florida
November 4, 2016 7:07 pm
Ok, so I found this bee by the pool, and I’m extremely curious as too it’s species! I believe it’s of the Apidae family, and its stingless. I have a pretty good picture, I really hope you can tell me what species it is!
Signature: Thank you! Maihaa

Rodent Bot Fly
Rodent Bot Fly

Dear Maihaa,
Though it resembles a Bumble Bee, this is actually a Rodent Bot Fly in the genus

Thank you! That’s fascinating! I’ve decided to do more research on it, for some reason I find it quite intriguing. Is there anything more you can tell me about it?

Hi again Maihaa,
The larvae are endoparasites on rodents that do not harm the host, which is hard to believe.  See our Bot Fly archives and BugGuide for additional information.

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