screw-worm fly

screw-worm fly

A fly, Cochliomyia hominivorax , that breeds in the living tissue of mammals, usually in open wounds, producing parasitic larvae that can cause serious tissue damage or even death.
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For example, a Golden Fleece was awarded to a study of the sex life of the screw-worm fly.
Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Mansour al-Hawshabi and FAO representative Fuad al-Domi focused in their talks on the efforts to uproot screw-worm fly.
The potential geographical distribution of the Old World screw-worm fly, Chrysomya bezziana.
The two-day regional meeting on capacity building for monitoring standard of Screw-Worm Fly began at the Holiday Inn Hotel the under the auspices of Dr, Ishaq bin Ahmed al Ruqaishi, Undersecretary of the Agriculture Ministry.
Entomologists also used the technique to clear California citrus groves of the invasive Mediterranean fruit fly and to eradicate a livestock parasite, the New World screw-worm fly, from North and Central America.
In Indonesia last year, the CSIRO's projects included work on developing a screw-worm fly vaccine, monitoring the long-line catch of southern bluefin tuna, the management and conservation of the Terubuk fishery in Riau Province and training in grain storage equipment.
By swamping wild populations with sterile males, scientists have controlled the screw-worm fly in beef cattle herds, and reduced medfly infestations in Argentina.