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#3062213 - 12/03/12 09:41 PM Bot fly larva??
catman529
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I found a few of these in lil nub head when I was butchering him today. In respiratory area. I wish I had saved them for bait but I threw em out. I'm assuming bot flies?

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#3062245 - 12/03/12 09:57 PM Re: Bot fly larva?? [Re: catman529]
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That doesnt look like the bot fly i squished out of my daughters cats neck but maybe that one is older...
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#3062249 - 12/03/12 10:01 PM Re: Bot fly larva?? [Re: gondo]
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Bait? Man I would have thrown a little hot sauce on them and down the hatch. Can't beleve you would throw those away!
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#3062259 - 12/03/12 10:09 PM Re: Bot fly larva?? [Re: Meathunter73]
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 Originally Posted By: gondo
That doesnt look like the bot fly i squished out of my daughters cats neck but maybe that one is older...
would be a different species of bot fly for cats vs deer

 Originally Posted By: Meathunter
Bait? Man I would have thrown a little hot sauce on them and down the hatch. Can't beleve you would throw those away!
I was tempted.... but chucked em \:D
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#3062596 - 12/04/12 08:33 AM Re: Bot fly larva?? [Re: catman529]
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Looks like bot fly to me. I've seen lots that didn't have so many black specks on them, but the overall appearance is the same.

Someone else had just reported on here a few days ago about finding the exact same problem. It was said that they will sometimes be found in the chest cavity after field dressing, if they crawl down the trachea.

No biggie - just wash them out and proceed.
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#3062664 - 12/04/12 09:24 AM Re: Bot fly larva?? [Re: catman529]
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We found those in many rabbits killed over the years.... I heard them called Wolves.... Have seen them in squirrels too.... but not deer or other animals.

After the host dies, they will crawl out of their little "air" opening in the skin.
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#3062666 - 12/04/12 09:25 AM Re: Bot fly larva?? [Re: Crosshairy]
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That is exactly like the one I found in the doe I got last Thursday.
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#3062674 - 12/04/12 09:29 AM Re: Bot fly larva?? [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
We found those in many rabbits killed over the years.... I heard them called Wolves.... Have seen them in squirrels too.... but not deer or other animals.

After the host dies, they will crawl out of their little "air" opening in the skin.
these did not come out of the skin, they were in the cavity up where the lungs used to be.
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#3062818 - 12/04/12 11:08 AM Re: Bot fly larva?? [Re: catman529]
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All the ones I have ever found were burrowed into the skin in no particular location.... they live inside a little "pouch" area under the hide... They had a tiny hole to breath out of (I guess) but not usually big enough to squeeze them out of unless they crawled out on their own.

After the host was dead, you could see them moving around under the skin.... if the animal was left alone for a bit, you could usually see them things crawling out or laying on the truckbed wiggling around.
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#3062834 - 12/04/12 11:16 AM Re: Bot fly larva?? [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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The nasal bots are in a different genus from the subcutaneous warbles. The nasal bots are larvae of flies in the genus Cephenemyia while the warbles are in the genus Cuterebra. Both are fly larvae, but they are very different flies. The larvae look very different too.

Catman....what you found was in fact a bot fly larva.


Edited by Diehard Hunter (12/04/12 11:17 AM)
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