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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: HIGHER DIPTERA PESTS OF LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY: SCREWWORM FLIES

Location: Screwworm Research

Title: The screwworm eradication program: From an unlikely dream to an outstanding reality

Authors
item Skoda, Steven
item Chaudhury, Muhammad
item Phillips, Pamela
item Sagel, Agustin -

Submitted to: Entomology Society America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 21, 2012
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), was a devastating pest to all warm blooded animals in the United States and the rest of North America. Successful eradication of the screwworm was achieved by using the unique approach called the sterile insect technique. Here we will discuss the development and implementation of the program to eradicate screwworms. We will also indicate some of the current and future aspects regarding this highly successful program.

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