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#426322 - 12/29/11 07:15 PM How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs?
Sammalbone Offline
Before coming to San Pedro, we are going to campfor a week in the jungle around the hummingbird highway. Someone told us to watch for a botfly bite.

How can one tell how serious is it. Other than having bugs under your skin, does it make a person sick? If so what are the symptoms?

Also, what do you do about it if you are so lucky to be chosen by the botfly?

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#426325 - 12/29/11 09:37 PM Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone]
Phil Offline
I'm no expert and a quick google search will be more accurate but it is a Mosquito that transports the bot fly larva so you just need to take usual anti-mosquito precautions. Mis diagnosis by Doctors with no experience once back in the first world is the worst outcome - so long as you're OK with a quarter inch beast living under your skin. There are some cracking Videos and pictures out there. I have a nice one of one being removed from a persons eyeball - anyone?

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#426331 - 12/29/11 09:54 PM Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Phil]
Phil Offline
Symptom




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#426332 - 12/29/11 09:55 PM Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Phil]
Phil Offline
Ready..............



click to enlarge and see this little sucker in all it's glory...........................

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#426333 - 12/29/11 09:58 PM Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone]
Phil Offline
PS certain I stole these images from this site or somewhere similar - so not my work or eye!!!!!!!!!

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#426334 - 12/29/11 10:15 PM Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone]
Marty Offline
http://Ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/botfly.html
http://Ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/botfly2.html

swelling, pain, grease over the air hole kills em by suffocation.

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#426342 - 12/30/11 12:11 AM Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone]
BrusselSprout Offline
I've talked to people that live in cayo...work with horses/cattle and have had maybe one in their life time. But you'd be surprised how many emails I get about it...I guess not that surprised if you see those pictures above.
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#426422 - 12/31/11 02:36 AM Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Phil]
Phil Offline
Originally Posted By: Phil
Ready..............



click to enlarge and see this little sucker in all it's glory...........................


wow.....................are the police looking for me!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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#426481 - 12/31/11 07:57 PM Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: BrusselSprout]
Sammalbone Offline
Thanks that was what I was wondering about!
Good to know.

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#426483 - 12/31/11 08:17 PM Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone]
SimonB Offline
Makes a great souvenir to bring home and show your friends if you're lucky enough to get one...

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