CHRYSOMYA ALBICEPS A MYIASIS PRODUCING AGENT: REVIEW ARTICLE
Nada A.A. Elnadi
Medical Parasitology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University
Chrysomya albiceps is a facultative parasite and normally lays its eggs on carcasses, hence it has its great importance in forensic entomology. The review handles its importance as a human and veterinary myiasis agent, distribution, taxonomy, seasonal habits, feeding habits, lifecycle, morphology, treatment, maggot therapy and some references for those who have more interest. The review recommends supporting the positive angles of fly as regards maggot therapy and strong cooperative efforts from the medical, social, educational and media authorities for successful control of the fly. Phrases in bold and underlined formatting illustrate the author's comments.