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Piophila casei

Piophila casei

The cheese fly, a species of muscoid flies whose eggs are deposited on exposed cheese, cured meats, and other foods and are thus ingested, sometimes giving rise to temporary intestinal myiasis, with diarrhoea, colicky pains, and vomiting.

Origin: L., fr. G. Pion, fat, _ philos, fond; L. Caseus, cheese

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