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Two unpublished cases of myiasis
Two unpublished cases of myiasis

Eye Myiasis- Sarcophaga (Liosarcophaga) dux Thompson, 1869
In 1989 a medical doctor brought two adult Sarcophagidae, one male, one female and several larvae to me. The adult flies were identified as Sarcophaga (Liosarcophaga) dux Thompson, 1869 = exuberans auct. The larvae had been removed from the right eye of an oil rig worker in Libya. They were first instar sarcophagid larvae showing the typical feature of posterior spiracles located at the bottom of a cavity on the posterior segment, a cavity that can be sealed by the edges coming together like lips.
The adult flies, according to the doctor, were common at the rig and frequently caused problems, landing on the faces of sweating workers and visiting their eyes. They had been reported as causing intense irritation. In this single case the eye was seriously damaged the larvae having penetrated the cornea.
Sarcophaga (Liosarcophaga) dux is found in Albania, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, France (mainland), Greece (mainland), Italy (mainland), Malta, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Spain (mainland), Ukraine and Yugoslavia ( Serbia, Kosovo, Voivodina, Montenegro). However the species is mainly Afrotropical and widespread from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Northwest Province, to Botswana, Mozambique, Togo and Ethiopia to Egypt. In both regions (Palaearctic and Africa) it replaces the Oriento-Australasian species Sarcophaga misera Walker, 1849.
The only previous case of myiasis in this species is that of a specimen in an Egyptian collection reared from a human ear.

Vaginal Myiasis - Eristalis tenax (Linnaeus, 1758)
A last instar larva of this Syrphidae species (the familiar rat-tailed maggot) was removed from the vagina of a drug-dependant and often comatose prostitute at a Belfast, Ireland hospital in 1971. Eristalis tenax is, seemingly, only reported in cases of intestinal myiasis (eggs or first instar larvae swallowed in contaminated drinking water). Urinogenital myiasis usually involves Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae, although I have also seen Anisopus fenestralis Anisopidae in a few instances.

An account of myiasis is given on the Wikipedia Site.
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28.05.15 10:53
Hello, can any1 tell me if this is the word for shifting markings on the abdomen - schillerflecken

19.05.15 14:40
Link to Nikita's articles https://archive.or
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19.05.15 14:32
Hi hope so can tell me if this is ok griffes et pelotes - claws and pulvilli Thx

09.05.15 12:04
Thx Stephane, I see by rather than from- no your English is great!

09.05.15 11:53
No, I would understand : "Calypters small, the lower one is projecting over the upper one by 3/4" (my english is probably not the best).

09.05.15 10:47
Thx Stephane p296 Seguy Calypters small, le thoracique saillant des 3/4 the lower is 3/4 the size or length of the upper? is that how you understand it

08.05.15 21:20
I assume the sentence talk about calypters (cuillerons) : it means that the lower (thoracic) one is protruding.

07.05.15 14:11
Can anyone help out with a translation for le thoracique saillant.. (its not thorax!) Thx

01.05.15 07:55
Thanks Tony. Curious all those flies belong to different families but all of them have white face. Maybe that is useful to see inside burrows?

30.04.15 13:06
long time not coming here, my best wishes to everyone

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