TITLE

Screwworm

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Screwworm, the larva of a species of blowfly. Female screwworm flies lay their eggs in wounds of warm-blooded animals, especially cattle. When the screwworms hatch, they feed on the animal's flesh. Up to 400 screwworms may infest a single wound. Mass infestation with screwworms can kill an animal.
ACCESSION #
37310146

 

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