Wasp larvae parasite of squirrels?

Charles T. Faulkner ctfaulkn at utkvx.utk.edu
Fri Aug 25 09:11:27 EST 1995



On 24 Aug 1995, Jack J. O'Brien wrote:

> here in southern Alabama "wolves."  The species name is Cuterebra
> emasculator.  The female flies lay eggs near the nest or on the fur of the
> host (cats and dogs are sometimes infected too). After hatching the
> grub-like larvae occupy cavities in the subcutaneous connective tissue of

	We've had a couple cases of Cuterebra infection in felines recently.
One was a case where the larvae emerged from the skin of the host, near 
the neck I believe. The other was a case of cerebral myiasis, and Cuterebra
was the cause of death.  Although neither of these occurences are unusual,
perhaps others reading the group might be interested. 

	Nice to hear from you Jack. Perhaps we'll get a chance to meet at
SSP this year.  Later.......


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