The parasitic New World screwworm has an interesting history in the United States, and the USDA has developed a series of interactive graphics to illustrate past and present eradication efforts.
Source: Drovers CattleNetwork, February 15, 2016.
The USDA interactive website illustrates the biology of the screwworm fly and uses maps to illustrate past and present eradication efforts.
INSIGHTS: Just hearing the word screwworm makes me cringe. I remember the damage these fly larvae can cause from personal experiences in the 1960s. Too often, we don’t stop to understand how much monitoring and science is deployed to monitor threats like this. Dig into these resources and appreciate the efforts of our scientists.