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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National symposium on the sheep blowfly andflystrike in sheep.
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