MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Unusual presence of Ornidia robusta (Diptera: Syrphidae) causing pig myiasis in Argentina
MILLAN LOPEZ, CYNTIA; OLEA, MARIA SOFÍA; DANTUR JURI, MARIA JULIA
Lugar: Berlin; Año: 2015 p. 4731 - 4731
Myiasis is caused by dipterous larvae from theCalliphoridae, Sarcophagidae, Muscidae, Cuterebridae, andSyrphidae families. In this work, Cochliomyia hominivorax,Chrysomya megacephala, and Ornidia robusta were identified causing vulva, ear, and leg myiasis in pigs in Tucuman province, northwestern Argentina. The report of the presence of C. hominivorax and C. megacephala is very important due to their role as myiasis-causing and disease vectors. The occurrence of Ornidia robusta is remarkable, since it constitutes the first record of myiasis in general and of myiasis in pigs in particular. Lastly, the presence of Sarcophaga spp. is also interesting, since some of them originate myiasis and are therefore of concern for cattle, wild animals, and human populations.