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screwworm:

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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Pin-site myiasis caused by screwworm fly, Colombia.
In 1957, the USDA began releasing sterile male flies throughout the United States, and by 1966 screwworm was eradicated.
UF experts addressing outbreak of New World screwworm fly in Florida Keys.
(96.) See Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States Relating to the Termination of the 1972 Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States to Eradicate Screwworms, Mex.-U.S., Sept.
A study of [Ca.sup.2+] requirement in primary screwworm [PLA.sub.2] preparations showed that the enzyme activity was almost abolished in the presence of calcium chelator, EGTA.
Knipling as an alternative for vector control or even eradication of the screwworm fly, Cochliomyia hominivorax, which used to plague the cattle farms in the USA, affecting the leather industry.
In modern times, four agro-terrorism cases reported: (1) in 1952, Mau Mau poisoned cattle in Kenya by using a plant toxin from the African milk bush plant; (2) in 1985, the USDA claimed that Mexican contract workers were involved in deliberately spreading screwworm (Cochliomyiahominivorax) among livestock; (3) in 2000, Palestinian media reported that Israeli settlers released sewer water into Palestinian agricultural fields; and (4) in 2011, a person was sentenced to prison after threatening US and UK livestock with the deliberate spread of foot-and-mouth disease virus.
The most recent challenge, a local screwworm infestation confirmed in September 2016, is now mostly eradicated.
Laboratory environment effects on the reproduction and mortality of adult screwworm (Diptera : Calliphoridae).
La mosca verde-azul Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858) conocida comunmente como "gusano barrenador del Nuevo Mundo", "coquerel" o "screwworm" ("gusano tornillo") en lengua sajona, o "gusanera" en los paises latinoamericanos, pertenece a la familia Calliphoridae.
The SIT and IS techniques have been used very successfully in AWIPM programs with strategic objectives including containment, suppression and eradication against a number of major insect pests: New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) (Wyss 2000), tsetse flies, Glossina spp.