Screwworm vs Woodworm - What's the difference?

screwworm | woodworm |


As nouns the difference between screwworm and woodworm

is that screwworm is the larva of the fly (old world screwworm) the larva can be parasitic in humans and animals and are distinctive in eating living flesh of mammals unlike most maggots which eat only dead flesh while woodworm is any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.

screwworm

English

Noun

(en noun) (wikipedia screwworm)
  • The larva of the fly (Old World screwworm). The larva can be parasitic in humans and animals and are distinctive in eating living flesh of mammals unlike most maggots which eat only dead flesh.
  • woodworm

    English

    (wikipedia woodworm) (Anobium punctatum)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.
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  • Synonyms

    * (any wood-boring beetle larvae) deathwatch beetle * (furniture beetle)

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