Cuterebra, or rodent bots, is a genus of flies that attack rodents and similar animals.

Eastern Gray Squirrel suffering from warbles.jpg
Squirrel infested with Cuterebra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Oestridae
Subfamily: Cuterebrinae
Genus: Cuterebra
Clark 1815[1]
  • Alouattamya
  • Alouattamyia
Cuterebra larva and adult


These 78 species belong to the genus Cuterebra:

Data sources: i = ITIS,[2] c = Catalogue of Life,[3] g = GBIF,[4] b =[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ An Essay on the Bots of Horses and other Animals. B Clark - 1815
  2. ^ "Cuterebra Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  3. ^ "Browse Cuterebra". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  4. ^ "Cuterebra". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  5. ^ "Cuterebra Genus Information". Retrieved 2018-05-02.

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