Chrysomyia

Chrysomyia

(kris'ō-mī'yă),
A genus of myiasis-producing fleshflies (family Calliphoridae) with medium-sized metallic-colored adults; includes the Old World screw worm, Chrysomyia bezziana (sometimes called Cochliomyia bezziana), which is a primary invader, comparable with Cochliomyia hominivorax, the New World screw worm fly, whereas Chrysomyia megacephala is an Old World equivalent to Cochliomyia macellaria, both being secondary or saprophytic invaders.
[G. chrysos, gold, + myia, fly]
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Chrysomya albiceps Wiedemann es una especie invasora cuyo limite sur de distribucion lo constituia la localidad de Viedma (40[grados]48'S 63[grados]00'O) provincia de Rio Negro (Centeno 1998), aunque Oliva (1977), menciona pupas de Chrysomyia Robineau-Desvoidy, asociadas a cadaveres de Otaria flavescens (Shaw, 1800) en Punta Ninfas (42[grados]56'14"S 64[grados]20'05"O) provincia de Chubut (Mariluis y Mulieri 2003).
hominivorax (EUA: gallina) [15], a Chrysomyia bezziana (India: gallo) [12], (Malasia: pollo) [16], C.
A case of intestinal myiasis caused by the larva of Chrysomyia chloropyga Wied.
Other genera belonging to Brachycera (Cyclorrapha) clade such as Cochliomyia, Chrysomyia, Phaenicia and Sarcophaga, besides being pathogens transporters, cause myiasis (Barriga, 2002).
Dispersal, density and habitat preference of the blow-flies chrysomyia albiceps (Wd.) and chrysomyia marignalis (Wd.) (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
Abdel-Aziz, "The efficacy of some wild medicinal plant extracts on the survival and development of third instar larvae of Chrysomyia albiceps (Wied) (Diptera: Calliphoridae)," Tropical Animal Health and Production, vol.
Similar study by Nandi (2002) showed the presence of 41 species of Calliphorid flies, including species of genera Calliphora, Chrysomyia, Lucilia and Hemipyrellia which have diversified habitat and mostly are synanthropic, a few are forest inhabitants and attracted to garbages and dead bodies of vertebrates.
(4) Larvae of Chrysomyia bezziana, the old world screw worm, are obligatory parasites in wounds and infestation is seen especially in India and Africa.
Biology of the blow flies of Chrysomyia megacephala, Chrysomyia rufifacies and Lucilla cuprina.