THE HUMAN BOTFLY

David Dailey

WHERE DOES IT LIVE?

The Human Botfly is native to the Americas from Southeastern Mexico (beginning in central Veracruz) to northern Argentina, Chile, and Costa Rica

HOW IT FEEDS AND REPRODUCES

Weird Reproduction of Human Bot Fly (Bieber Remix)

IT'S HOSTS

The Botfly can have many hosts since the carrier (a mosquito) can land on and give it to a wide variety of living organsims includin humans!

Special Adaptations

The Human Botfly does not have many adaptations since it is only found in certain areas of South America and one of its most useful adaptaions is its wings to fly and infect mosquitos.

Sizes

Adult Human Botflies are usaully the size of your thumb and larvae can be up to an inch long.


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Interesting Facts

  • A Human Botfly can be found anywhere in your body, even your brain! (Its Happened Before)
  • Its reproductive cycle is almost unstoppable
  • They once found a Botfly inside of a 5 year-old kids eye!