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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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The goal of the present study is to determine local faunas of Ankara and identify early blowfly species colonizing cadavers and having forensic importance in Cebeci, a district located in the centre of Ankara.
For Blowfly, it was all good, because mixing everything up in his own self-described "weird" style was how he spiked the punch bowl for his audiences.
In this study the assemblage of blowfly species showed some variations between the three sampling sites.
quality Deliberate delay in purchasing the fish Quality by traders During Processing of already Quality, processing and spoiled/poor-quality fish physical packaging Processing fish under unhygienic Physical, conditions, allowing blowfly quality infestation Drying fish unsupervised, on ground, Physical, rocks or herbs quality Breakage or damage owing to inadequate Quality, packaging method and materials.
Larval competition of Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya rufifacies (Diptera: Calliphoridae): Behavior and ecological studies of two blowfly species of forensic significance.
Adult blowflies are very dependent on moisture; and humidity is very important for egg development as blowfly eggs desiccate easily (Richards et al.
Ms Crowther added of the visit by the vet and animal welfare officer: "One animal appeared to be biting itself, they could see the animal had suffered a blowfly strike in its rump and hind leg.
It is a legal requirement to check all lowland and upland sheep daily and if a sheep dies due to blowfly strike, this could lead to prosecution under animal welfare legislation.
And then of course, there is the current Ambassador, buzzing around like a blowfly at the sewerage farm, with a smile like those Guy Fawkes masks, and seemingly as malleable.
Tuesday at Diablo's, caped, masked, XXX-rated rapper Blowfly returns to town.
Eight blowfly species were collected: Lucilia cluvia (Walker), Lucilia sericata (Meigen), Lucilia sp.