Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France - January 2014
One other great surprise about villages in the Nice area….CATS EVERYWHERE!!!!!
Rabbit Bot Fly (Cuterebra buccata)
…a species of New World skin bot fly (Cuterebrinae) that is native to northeastern and eastern North America. Like other members of the genus Cuterebra C. buccata larvae are parasitic on rabbits (Typically Sylvilagus floridanus). C. buccata larvae are subcutaenous (under the skin) parasite and will typically bore into their hosts throat or flanks, once there they will feed on their hosts’s flesh. The larvae breaths inside its host by everting its anal spiracle out of the hole.