Chrysomya bezziana

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Author(s): Amy Carmichael, Queensland University of Technology
Source: PaDIL

Chrysomya bezziana (Villeneuve) - (old world screw-worm)

This fly is an important pest of livestock and domestic animals in tropical and subtropical parts of Africa and Asia, humans may also be attacked. Its distribution ranges until Papua New Guinea and the fly is of quarantine importance in Australia, where an active surveillance program is aimed at detecting possible introductions of this species as well as the New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax.

The females lays eggs into small wounds and sores and the larvae bore into and feed in the skin. Mature larvae drop to the ground for pupation. The adults are metallic blueish green, with a yellowish face and around 10 mm long.

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