Botfly by main1


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Oestridae (commonly called bot flies or botflies) is a family of Oestroidea. It is one of several families of hairy flies whose larvae live as parasites within the bodies of mammals. There are approximately 150 known species worldwide.
Only one bot fly species attacks humans, Dermatobia hominis. For many years the deer botfly was cited as the fastest flying insect in the Guinness Book of World Records, but the claim has been refuted and is no longer considered probable.


main, fly, macro, insect, botfly


  • Robert Goulet
    Robert Gouletabout 6 years ago

    You’re right what a freaky face. Well done!!

  • Samantha Dean
    Samantha Deanabout 6 years ago

    Nice Macro!!! Very detailed!! Well done!

  • Thank you so much : )

    – main1

  • Jonah Gautier
    Jonah Gautierabout 6 years ago

    WOW! what lens did you use to get this?

  • Thanks, I have 2 Zuiko marco lenses (& Olympus camera) .. not exactly sure which one I was using for this picture .. I switch back and forth a lot : )

    – main1

  • Jeannette Sheehy
    Jeannette Sheehyabout 6 years ago

    it looks like it has a snout on it’s face…it’s disturbing but amazing!! :)

  • Thank you so much Ms. Sheehy

    – main1

  • Pete Costick
    Pete Costickabout 6 years ago

    amazing creature, well captured

  • Thank you very much Pete .. I really appreciate it : )

    – main1

  • Tony Steinberg
    Tony Steinbergabout 6 years ago

    What a great shot – lighting, composition and detail are all excellent

  • Thank you so much : )

    – main1

  • Neil Swenser
    Neil Swenserabout 6 years ago

    Magnificent shot Marleia, such detail !

  • Thank you very much!! : )

    – main1

  • ssphotographics
    ssphotographicsabout 6 years ago

    cool eyes on this little critter. nice pic :)

  • Thank you : )

    – main1

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdabout 6 years ago

    Wow this is freakin awesome.

  • Thank you so much!!

    – main1

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrabout 6 years ago

    Your macros are just AWESOME, Marleia!

  • Thank you Gili : )

    – main1

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