Oestridae


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Oestridae

[′es·trə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of cyclorrhaphous myodarian dipteran insects in the subsection Calypteratae.
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Goat grub, Przhevalskiana silenus, belongs to order diptera family oestridae, is economically a very important fly whose larvae are obligatory parasites of their hosts and cause severe damage to the skins and hides and ultimately effecting leather industry.
The blow flies, bot flies, woodlouse flies and flesh flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Rhinophoridae, Sarcophagidae) of Colombia.
Some of the contributions are only modest in size and cover just a few or even a single species, such as the account of the fly family Oestridae.
Most myiasis-causing flies belong to one of three major families: Oestridae (botflies), Sarcophagidae (fleshflies), or Calliphoridae (blowflies) (Figure 6-79).