screw-worm

(redirected from New world screw-worm)

screw-worm

(skrū'wŏrm),
The larva of the botfly, Cochliomyia hominivorax, and other similar forms that cause human and animal myiasis.
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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.