oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Studies of the family Gasterophilidae, with keys to the adults and maggots

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The position of the botflies within the order Diptera has long been the subject of debate. Emden (1940), and Oldroyd (1949) have followed Hendel in considering the family a member of the Acalypterae. In this paper we, too, are of this opinion. The larvae of these flies parasitize the equids and the rhinoceros.

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