Chrysomyia

Chrysomyia

(kris'ō-mī'yă),
A genus of myiasis-producing fleshflies (family Calliphoridae) with medium-sized metallic-colored adults; includes the Old World screw worm, Chrysomyia bezziana (sometimes called Cochliomyia bezziana), which is a primary invader, comparable with Cochliomyia hominivorax, the New World screw worm fly, whereas Chrysomyia megacephala is an Old World equivalent to Cochliomyia macellaria, both being secondary or saprophytic invaders.
[G. chrysos, gold, + myia, fly]

Chrysomyia

/Chryso·my·ia/ (-mi´yah) a genus of flies whose larvae may be secondary invaders of wounds or internal parasites of humans.

Chrysomyia

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A case of intestinal myiasis caused by the larva of Chrysomyia chloropyga Wied.
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