screwworm fly


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screwworm fly

n.
Either of two large parasitic flies, Cochliomyia hominivorax of the Americas or Chrysomya bezziana of Africa and Asia, that lay eggs in open wounds and body openings of mammals, and whose larvae cause serious injury or death to livestock by feeding on healthy tissue.

screwworm fly

A fly belonging to the families Calliphoridae and Sarcophagidae.
See also: fly
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B, C) Cochliomyia hominivorax screwworm fly larvae extracted from the wound.
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The sterile insect technique was first used to control the screwworm fly in the southern United States and other areas.
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