Dermatobia hominis, also known as the tropical warble fly or human bot fly, are found in tropical and semi-tropical areas of the New World. These places are typically coffee-growing highlands, as D. hominis prefer hilly, moist, and cool secondary-forests.
Habitat Regions: tropical ; terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: rainforest ; scrub forest
Other Habitat Features: agricultural
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