Oestrus (fly)

Oestrus is a genus of bot flies, from the family Oestridae

Oestrus
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Illustrations in a 1797 paper by Bracy Clark
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Oestrus

Type species
Oestrus ovis
Species

The genus includes the sheep bot fly (O. ovis Linnaeus, 1758) that is a major pest in the Australian sheep industry.

About 34 species are in the genus.

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Genus: Oestrus Linnaeus, 1758

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