15 Summer 2010--Opossum Hymenoptera Formicidae Solenopsis invicta 1-5 Diptera Sarcophagidae Sarcophaga 2 hemmorrhoidalis Diptera Muscidae Hydrotaea leucostoma 2-3 Diptera Calliphoridae Lucilia coeruleiviridis 2-3 Diptera Calliphoridae Cochliomyia
macellaria 2 Diptera Calliphoridae Phormia regina 2-3 Diptera Calliphoridae Chrysomya rufifacies 3-5 Diptera Ulidiidae Chaetopsis spp.
We describe a patient with pin-site myiasis caused by the Cochliomyia
hominivorax screwworm fly associated with external fixators used for treatment of an open fracture of the femur.
Many wounds were infested with various worms and maggots, including 2 wounds from 2 separate patients' faces that recovered multiple Cochliomyia
hominivorax screw worm larvae.
3) Other dipterans have also been implicated with causing myiasis in humans, including Cochliomyia
hominivorax (Coquerel), (1) C.
hominovorax is the causative fly in the Americas and Chrysomia in Africa.
The recorded species were: Cochliomyia
macellaria and Fannia sp.
More than a half-century of ARS research and leadership of intensive interagency eradication efforts has kept the United States free of the screwworm, Cochliomyia
hominivorax, since 1982, and Mexico since 1991.
In 1989 MM Gabaj and W N Beesley discover Cochliomyia
hominivorax in Libya.
macellaria (Fabricius, 1775) and Lucilia eximia (Wiedemann, 1819), for example, appear to be synanthropic (i.
and wound and body cavity myiasis caused by Cochliomyia
hominivorax, Chrysomya bezziana, and Wohlfahrtia magnifica (1).
But in any language, the screwworm, Cochliomyia
hominivorax, has plagued humans and livestock for centuries.
Six calliphorid species were recorded: Chloroprocta idioidea (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830), Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann, 1830), Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1805), Chrysomya putoria (Wiedemann, 1830), Cochliomyia
macellaria (Fabricius, 1805) and Lucilia eximia (Wiedemann, 1819).