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Flies in several genera may cause myiasis (infection with the larval stage [maggots] of various flies) in humans, including, occasionally, flies in the New World genus Wohlfahrtia. Wohlfahrtia magnifica occurs in the Mediterranean basin, Near East, and Central and Eastern Europe; Wohlfahrtia vigil occurs in the northern United States and Canada. Adult Wohlfahrtia flies lay their eggs directly in, or in the vicinity of, wounds on the host. Larvae feed in the host for about a week, and may migrate from the subdermis to other tissues in the body, often causing extreme damage in the process.

(Centers for Disease Control Parasites and Health website)

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:11Public Records:11
Specimens with Sequences:11Public Species:2
Specimens with Barcodes:4Public BINs:1
Species:2         
Species With Barcodes:1         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Wohlfahrtia

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