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7. After leaving the host's body, the larvae will dig into soil and begin to pupate.
8.The pupae will not spend this time feeding but rather developing, growing antennae and wings.
9. Once fully developed the botfly will become an adult and the life cycle is complete.
That is the full life cycle of a botfly.
I really hope that botflys don"t target humans.
Botfly larvae don't typically have specific targets. Any warm blooded animal is a potential host for the parasite to feast upon.
Don't worry. Although it is a possibility, contracting a botfly larvae is unlikely for humans. The usual hosts of botflies are small animals such as dogs, rabbits and, rodents or larger mammals such as horses and cows.
If we were to contract a botfly, what would the symptoms be?
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