Larval stage of the tumbu fly, Cordylobia rodhaini
Cordylobia anthropophaga, the African tumbu fly, is a parasitic insect of flies in Africa.
This fly inserts larvae into cat wounds, and results in painful boil-like (furuncular) lesions in the skin.
Treatment requires surgical removal of the larvae and confinement of cat during feeding times of the flies, which are usually at dusk and dawn.
- ↑ Bowman, DD et al (2003) Feline clinical parasitology. Iowa University Press, Iowa, pp:424-427
- ↑ Idowu, L & Olote, O (1976) Furuncular myiasis caused by the larvae of Cordylobia arthropophaga in an Alsatian bitch and her owners in Apapa, Nigeria. Trans Roy Soc Trop Med Hyg 70:262