- A genus of flies that includes species that cause myiasis in humans.
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Examples from the Web for chrysomyia
The screw-worm flies (Chrysomyia macellaria) are among the most common and important of these (Fig. 25).Insects and Diseases
Rennie W. Doane
Osborn quotes a number of detailed accounts of the attacks of the Chrysomyia on man.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
Screw worms (fig. 4) are the maggots of a fly (Chrysomyia macellaria), so called from their fancied resemblance to a screw.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture