Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases 2012. 6(1):86-89.

Wound Myiasis Due to Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in Persian Horned Viper, Pseudocerastes persicus (Squamata: Viperidae)
R Dehghani, MM Sedaghat, M Sabahi Bidgoli


A case of myiasis due to Musca domestica describes in Pseudocerastes persicus for the first time. The snake was found in Bari Karafs, Kashan, Iran, with a lesion on its body. Fourteen live larvae of M. domestica removed from its wound. This is the first report of a new larval habitat of M. domestica.


Myiasis, Pseudocerastes persicus, Musca domestica, Muscidae,

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