Image Copyright 1998-2000

The secondary screwworm, Cochliomyia macellaria, (adult male).   Although this species can be found throughout the United States, it numbers are being limited by the intense competition with the introduced species Chrysomya rufifacies (see below).

 

Image Copyright 1998-2000

One of the hairy maggot blow flies, Chrysomya rufifacies (adult female).  This species has been recently introduced into the United States.  The larvae of this species are both predatory and cannibalistic.  They often consume the larvae of other fly species and are commonly the sole species recovered from decomposing remains in the southeastern United States. 

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