sheep blowfly


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sheep blowfly

A common blowfly found worldwide, and a cause of myiasis in humans. The maggots (larvae) of the fly feed esp. on sheep. Sterile maggots of this species are necrophagous and have been used to debride wound infections.
See also: blowfly
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The data come from a laboratory study of the sheep blowfly (Lucilia cuprina) performed by A.
During the late 1980s, CSIRO entomologists Dr John Oakeshott and Dr Robyn Russell were immersed in studies of the sheep blowfly and associated mysteries of insecticide resistance.