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Calliphora

(kă-lif'ō-ră),
A genus of blowflies (family Calliphoridae, order Diptera), the bluebottle flies, the larvae of which feed on dead flesh. Calliphora vomitoria and Calliphora vicina are common species in the U.S.
[G. kalli, beauty, + phoros, bearing]

blowfly

(blō′flī′)
n.
Any of various flies of the family Calliphoridae that have a metallic blue, green, or black body and deposit their eggs in carcasses or carrion or in open sores and wounds.

blowfly

A fly of the family Calliphoridae that deposits its eggs in wounds or open sores. A few days later the area is infected with maggots, but these remove dead tissue and do little harm.

blowfly

a member of the family Calliphoridae of insects.

blowfly strike
invasion of skin or exposed mucosae by blowfly larvae. See also cutaneous myiasis.
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Adult blowflies are very dependent on moisture; and humidity is very important for egg development as blowfly eggs desiccate easily (Richards et al.
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When, golden-lipped, the eagle-hawks came down Hissing and whistling to eat of lovely her, And the blowflies with their shields of purple brown Plied hatching to and fro across her fur, I burnt her with the logs, and stood all day Among the ashes, pressing home the flame Till woman, logs and dreams were scorched away, And native with night, that land from where they came (30)
A checklist of Calliphoridae blowflies (Insecta, Diptera) associated with a pig carrion in Central Brazil.
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In temperatures below 40 degrees, flies are rarely a problem, but in higher temperatures, blowflies are your nemesis.
Such museum records helped to illuminate the timing and place of the introduction of foreign blowflies to South Africa (Williams & Villet 2006).