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Oestrus (Genus)

Oestrus (Genus)

Oestrus is a genus of Bot flies, from the family Oestridae

The genus includes The Sheep Bot Fly (Oestrus ovis Linnaeus, 1758 ) that is a major pest in the Australian sheep industry.

There are approximately 34 species in the genus.

Species

Genus: Oestrus Linnaeus, 1758

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