Medical Entomology and Zoology
Online ISSN : 2185-5609
Print ISSN : 0424-7086
ISSN-L : 0424-7086
A case report on urinary myiasis due to the moth fly, Telmatoscopus albipunctatus
Kiyoshi KAMIMURARyo ARAKAWA
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1986 Volume 37 Issue 2 Pages 161-162

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A mature larva of a psychodid fly was detected in fresh urine of a woman at the age of 69 who has been suffering from cystitis. The specimen was 9mm long. The colour was grayish white in the body and dark brown in the head, dorsal plates and siphon. There were 3 dorsal plates on each of the abdominal terga second to seven. The specimen was identified as Telmatoscopus albipunctatus Williston from its morphological characteristics. This case is considered to be the first report on human urinary myiasis due to this species.

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© 1986 The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology
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