Cuterebra emasculator is a species of fly found in North America. It is a large, yellow-brown fly with a body length of up to 1.5 cm. It has a distinctive black stripe on its thorax and a black spot on its abdomen. It is found in the nests of rodents and other small mammals, where it lays its eggs. The larvae then burrow into the host's skin, causing a condition known as "warbles". The adult fly has a lifespan of up to two weeks. The current population of Cuterebra emasculator is stable.
Name Origin: Cuterebra is derived from the Latin word cuterebra, meaning "skin-boring grub". The species name emasculator is derived from the Latin word emasculare, meaning "to castrate". This name was chosen due to the fact that the larvae of this species are known to cause castration in certain species of rodents.
Related Species: Cuterebra fontinella, Cuterebra tenebrosa, Cuterebra cuniculi, Cuterebra latifrons