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see blowflyblowfly,
name for flies of the family Calliphoridae. Blowflies are about the same size as, and resemble, the housefly; because they are usually metallic blue or green they are also called bluebottle or greenbottle flies.
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More than a half-century of ARS research and leadership of intensive interagency eradication efforts has kept the United States free of the screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax, since 1982, and Mexico since 1991.
This technique has proven to be effective against fruit flies (Enkerlin 2005), the screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Vargas-Teran et al.
The maggot was sent to the Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki, Finland, and identified as a third-stage larva of Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel), the New World screwworm fly.