bluebottle

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Related to bluebottles: Calliphora vicina, Blue bottle fly

European centaury

Herbal medicine
An annual or biennial that contains alkaloids, bitter principles, glycosides and triterpenes. It is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, laxative and a digestive tonic, and has been used to treat anaemia, depression, gout, hypertension, kidney stones and rheumatic complaints.

bluebottle

1. the stinging Portuguese man-of-war (physalia physalis).
2. bluebottle or blowfly. See calliphoridae.
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com/thousands-of-venomous-portuguese-man-o-wars-wash-ashor-1820076556) Gizmodo reported that Wallensky and partner Claudia had seen a few bluebottles in the water before stumbling upon the thousands of jiggling, alien-looking creatures that they recorded.
They are bluebottle flies that have been on a dead body and you don't want them anywhere near your child.
So he grabs any passing bluebottle and chomps it down while it's still buzzing.
Sgt Arin Andrews, one of the first policemen on the scene, said the animal had eight head wounds and was covered with bluebottles and maggots eating its flesh.
The idea was inspired by Amsterdam's Schiphol airport where little bluebottles are painted on the inside of men's urinals.
The dead bluebottles gleamed, burnished by the light like exquisite gunmetal brooches.
I could never understand why people would want any creature in their homes, from fleas, wasps and bluebottles upwards.
a) Bluebottles b) Redcurrants c) Seaweed 3 Four out of 10 women think gardening has become which of these in the past five years?
I guess that makes bluebottles about as keen on the EU as I am.