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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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Myiasis: the battle continues against screwworm infestation.
Chaudhury at the ARS Screwworm Research Unit's fly-rearing factory in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.
After mating, the female screwworm fly lays her eggs in the open wounds of animals -- up to 400 at a time.
Aruba knew it needed immediate help before the screwworm outbreak problem grew worse.
Around 1996, he teamed up with Dennis Berkebile, an entomologist specializing in screwworm genetics at ARS's Midwest Livestock Insects Research Unit, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Variation in the size and reproductive capacity of wild-type and laboratory-adapted populations of the screwworm fly.
The potential geographical distribution of the Old World screwworm fly, Chrysomya bezziana.
He had devised an areawide pest-management program that was already showing tremendous success eradicating screwworm from the United States.
The chapter again mentions the screwworm rearing facility at Tuxtla Gutierrez, but also one for production of Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) at Metapa de Dominguez, Chiapas, Mexico, which was constructed in 1979 and likewise has produced billions of flies.
Department of Agriculture has a long history with genetically altered biocontrol agents, most notably the innovative screwworm fly produced with sterile-insect techniques that was successfully developed by the USDA more than 70 years ago to eradicate a devastating animal pest.
Rebecca Shuman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Jared Beaver of Texas A&M University, updated attendees on the loss of endangered Key deer due to a screwworm infestation.
The screwworm fly, which had had a big impact on fawn survival in parts of the South and Southwest, had finally been brought under control.