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Gasterophilus intestinalis larvae - Gasterophilus intestinalis

Gasterophilus intestinalis larvae - Gasterophilus intestinalis
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
March 14, 2008
This scary looking beast is actually a Horse Stomach Bot fly. The spines on the body and the two oral hooks are for attachment to the mucosa of the non-glandular stomach. Surprisingly many feel that the presence of the larva in the stomach cause no problems. The spines indicate that this is a third stage instar and would have likely moved out the colon to drop to the ground and pupate.

Oh, great....
Oh, great, I just started eating my lunch...:-) No, seriously.

 
They are gross looking arent
They are gross looking arent they. I always think they look like the things on "tremors."

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