Screw worm


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(Zool.) the larva of an American fly (Compsomyia macellaria), allied to the blowflies, which sometimes deposits its eggs in the nostrils, or about wounds, in man and other animals, with fatal results.

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Many programs were developed on using SIM in pest control and the most successful one was the eradication of the screw worm fly, Cochliomyia hominivorax from the island of Curacao, U.
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