Myiasis occurs when fly larvae feed on dead or living flesh. It is a particular problem for livestock and causes severe economic losses worldwide.
This research is studying how the biosystematics (morphological, physiological, behavioural and molecular character adaptations) of flies determines myiasis.
Key goals in this study will be a review of the most economically important genus of sarcophagid (flesh eating) flies:
The work will be a starting point to develop further revisionary studies within the Sarcophagidae.