A review on the occurrence of Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Brazil

Livio Martins Costa-Júnior, Daniel Praseres Chaves, Danilo Rodrigues Barros Brito, Vitor Augusto Ferreira dos Santos, Henrique Nelson Costa-Júnior, Antonio Thadeu Medeiros Barros
2019 Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária  
Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858), the New World screwworm, causes primary myiasis in wild and domestic animals in tropical and subtropical regions of Brazil. Although this species is considered to occur throughout the country, organized information about its recorded distribution has not been available until now. This article aimed to provide a comprehensive review of the historical and current data published on both immature (myiasis) and adult stages of C. hominivorax in Brazil. A
more » ... ax in Brazil. A total of 174 articles were found; of these, 141 articles reported myiasis cases in cattle (146 records), humans (68 records), and other mammalian hosts (40 records), and captures of adult flies were reported in 33 articles. C. hominivorax is widespread in Brazil, having been recorded in 208 municipalities in all major biomes of the country.
doi:10.1590/s1984-29612019059 pmid:31483031 fatcat:zruezgcegjcrhk3gj54olw46tm