Discovery and successful development of Cuterebra americana (Diptera: Oestridae) from an atypical host, Rattus rattus (Rodentia: Muridae), in Florida, USA Academic Article uri icon


  • SummaryWe provide the first documented occurrence of the woodrat bot fly, Cuterebra americana successfully completing larval development from the roof rat, Rattus rattus. We also document the pupal development time and atypical host damage from this infestation.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 7

author list (cited authors)

  • Kaufman, P. E., & Wood, L. A.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Kaufman, Phillip E||Wood, Lois A

publication date

  • January 2015