Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Achoetandrus rufifacies

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4495-1

This hairy maggot blowfly is a medically important species in Europe and Asia (especially in Malaysia and Thailand) but also in Australia and USA and Canada, since it was documented as carrier of agents of diseases, such as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella ozaenae, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Burkholderia pseudomallei, several worm eggs (Ascaris, Trichuris, Taenia, Hymenolepis), or protozoan cysts (Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia). Skin of immotile or dead humans is also penetrated by larvae, and thus these data can be used in forensic investigations.


Escherichia Coli Important Species Pseudomonas Fluorescens Entamoeba Histolytica Forensic Investigation 
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Further Reading

  1. Klong-Klaew T et al (2014) Impact of abiotic factor changes in blowfly (Achoetandrus rufifacies). Parasitol Res 113:1353–1360CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany