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Facultative myiasis of domestic cats by Sarcophaga argyrostoma (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), Calliphora vicina and Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in northern Italy
- Pezzi, Marco, Whitmore, Daniel, Bonacci, Teresa, Del Zingaro, Carlo Nicola Francesco, Chicca, Milvia, Lanfredi, Massimo, Leis, Marilena
- Parasitology research 2017 v.116 no.10 pp. 2869-2872
- Calliphora vicina, Felis silvestris, Lucilia sericata, Sarcophaga argyrostoma, cats, myiasis, Italy
- We describe five cases of myiasis of domestic cats, Felis silvestris catus L. (Carnivora: Felidae), reported in 2016 in northern Italy and caused by three Diptera species: Sarcophaga argyrostoma (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Sarcophagidae), Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy and Lucilia sericata (Meigen) (Calliphoridae). Three were cases of traumatic myiasis, one by S. argyrostoma and two by L. sericata, one was a case of auricular myiasis by C. vicina and one was a case of ophthalmomyiasis caused by an association of L. sericata and C. vicina. The myiasis by S. argyrostoma is the first reported case of this species in a cat, whereas the two myiases by C. vicina are the first reported cases in cats in Italy.