Screw-worm fly research

Screw-worm fly research

C008/4056 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 53.5MB

Downloadable file size: 3.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Screw-worm fly research. Worker at a breeding program used to study and help control the parasitic screw-worm fly (Cochliomyia hominivorax). Here the fly larvae are being mixed with sawdust to help provide optimal conditions for them turn into cocoons. The adult flies lay their eggs in the open wounds of warm-blooded animals, including humans. The larvae (maggots) then use their sharp mandibles to dig into and eat away the living tissue. This can severely damage or even kill the host. After 3-7 days, the larvae fall to the ground to pupate. Photographed in the factory of the Mexico-American Commission for the Eradication of Gusano Barrenador (screw worm fly), Tuxtla-Gutierrez, Mexico.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: adult, animal, biological, biology, breeding program, caucasian, cochliomyia hominivorax, entomology, equipment, factory, fauna, flies, fly, human, insect, insecta, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, larvae, larval, maggot, maggots, male, man, maturation, men, mexican, mexico-american commission for the eradication of gusano barrenador, mixing, nature, new world screw-worm fly, parasite, parasitic, parasitology, part, people, person, research, researching, sawdust, screw worm, screw-worms, screwworm, screwworms, south america, technician, technicians, tuxtla-gutierrez mexico, white, wildlife, worker, workers, worms, young, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.