larvae live under the skin of domestic mammals and humans
A genus of flies of the family Cestridae, found in tropical America. The larva of one species, D. noxialis, D. cyaniventris (macaco-worm) is sometimes present in the subcutaneous tissues where it sets up inflammatory swelling with abscess formation.
Syn. : Cuterebia. A genus of the class Diptera, being a fly known in the tropics, whose larva infests the skin, producing boils.