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  • n  stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals

  • The deer botfly (Cephenomyia pratti Hunter) is a small, blunt-headed insect which sprays its eggs into the nostrils and throats of deer, scattering them like tiny bombs while on .
  • Horses are the victims of a botfly that lays its eggs on their legs, and sheep are the prey of another kind of botfly that lays its eggs in their noses.
  • An odd little insect is the botfly.

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