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Species Cuterebra emasculator - Squirrel bot fly

Unidentified Fly - Cuterebra emasculator Large unknown fly with lots of yellow - Cuterebra emasculator - female Bot Fly - Cuterebra emasculator Bot Fly - Cuterebra emasculator - female Bot Fly - Cuterebra emasculator - female Bot Fly - Cuterebra emasculator - male Cuterebra sp.? - Cuterebra emasculator Cuterebra sp.? - Cuterebra emasculator
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Oestridae (Bot Flies)
Subfamily Cuterebrinae (New World Skin Bot Flies)
Genus Cuterebra (Rodent and Lagomorph Bot Flies)
No Taxon (fontinella group)
Species emasculator (Squirrel bot fly)
Explanation of Names
Originally the larvae were thought to eat the host's testicles.
Identification
Our only yellow rodent bot in the East. [comment by Jeff Boettner]
Food
Squirrels and chipmunks
Remarks
There may be two externally indistinguishable species combined under this name, one in chipmunks in the North and another in tree squirrels in the South.