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screwworm

/screw·worm/ (skroo´werm) the larva of Cochliomyia hominivorax.

screwworm

(skro͞o′wûrm′)
n.
The larva of the screwworm fly.
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After a screwworm eradication program was developed by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture, screwworm was eradicated in the United States in 1966, in Mexico in 1991, in Belize and Guatemala in 1994, in El Salvador in 1995, in Honduras in 1996, in Nicaragua in 1999, in Costa Rica in 2000, and in Panama in 2006 (7).
When Alphey learned about the screwworms, he realized he just needed to make the mosquito sterile.
Knipling, then at a USDA laboratory in Menard, Texas, got the idea of flooding areas with sexually sterilized male screwworm flies.
The maggot was sent to the Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki, Finland, and identified as a third-stage larva of Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel), the New World screwworm fly.
Carbon dioxide anesthesia of untreated and chemosterilant-treated screwworm flies, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel), (Diptera:Calliphoridae.
Impact of screwworm eradication programmes using the sterile insect technique, pp.
Their lab's successful cryopreservation of the house fly led to the development of a protocol for cryopreserving screwworms, a devastating insect pest that burrows into and eats the flesh of warm-blooded animals.
These ticks are easily killed by instilling in the ear a mixture of mineral oil with a little lindane screwworm smear mixed in.
Variation in the size and reproductive capacity of wild-type and laboratory-adapted populations of the screwworm fly.
Today, the ARS Screwworm Research Laboratory (SRL) in Kerrville, Texas, and in Panama, in cooperation with APHIS, is developing more effective and less costly methods of producing sterile males.
Screwworm is the common name of a pest native to the tropical areas of North, South and Central America that causes extensive damage to domestic livestock and other warm-blooded animals.
In subtropical and tropical Africa and Asia the old world screwworm, Chrysomya bezziana Villeneuve is an obligate parasite of mammals (Sutherst et al.