6148 Found in interior BC near Nelson in August. Approximately 1.25 inches long (large). Unable to identify. Lauren
This is a rodent bot fly (Diptera: Oestridae; Cuterebra sp.). Their larvae develop under the skin of several species of rodents; the adult flies lack functional mouthparts and are harmless. See https://tinyurl.com/ybftn3ff for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.