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  • n. Plural form of botfly.


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  • Anyway my fellow RN jack has had 2 recent experiences with botflies which is 2 more than I am hoping to experiece while I am here. Recent Updates

  • "botflies," or fly larvae, that must be suffocated and squeezed out of the skin before they mature inside a person's skin, are common in the jungle.

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  • I wanted to write a story about drones and botflies and so on after reading a post at Making Light about "ethical governor" software for proto-sapient predators.


  • What you really need to ask them is when did their unnamed designers first insert those designs into botflies and candirus.

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  • And if monkeys and apes are any guide today, they needed all the help they could get: primates today are rife with parasites—malaria in their blood, tapeworms and other creatures in their intestines, fleas and ticks in their fur, botflies under their skin, and flukes in their veins.

    Parasite Rex

  • Mammals are continually assaulted by parasites—by lice, fleas, ticks, botflies, screwworms, and warbleflies—that suck blood or lay their eggs in the skin.

    Parasite Rex

  • As horses walk through fields, adult botflies lay eggs on their hair, and when the horses lick themselves clean, they swallow the eggs.

    Parasite Rex

  • We be talking sand flies, horse flies, botflies, mosquitoes and my personal ants dont lean on a tree, sit on the grass, go barefoot or generally do anything natureish.

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  • But the jacks in the summer are full of subcutaneous botflies and have enough problems without having to escape dogs.

    The Pack

  • They dealt with botflies, a noxious parasite that burrows beneath the skin, by suffocating the larvae with a topical application of latex obtained from a forest tree.

    One River


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