Oestrus (genus)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Oestridae
Subfamily: Oestrinae
Tribe: Oestrini
Genus: Oestrus
Linnaeus 1758

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.


Genus: Oestrus Linnaeus, 1758