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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The cluster fly - a distant relative of the bluebottle - is one species currently giving scientists cause for concern.
Despite being blasted by insecticides and intense fumigation, the bluebottles aren't budging.
Consequently paedophiles flock there on holiday like bluebottles around a dead dog.
There was no reply at the door of her first-floor flat and when he looked through the letterbox, he was shocked to see bluebottles and piles of mail.
Mr O'Dea said some of the group in Castletroy, Co Limerick, were "going to the toilet in open view" and had created so much filth that bluebottles were infesting nearby houses.
Two white vans containing council officials with an escort of Liverpool's finest bluebottles descended on School Lane to remove Mr Tierney.
To the person who thinks dog dirt isn't a problem, I would like her pathway full of dirt and, this weather, bluebottles laying eggs - not to mention the smell and treading dirt all over carpets.
Mr Wilson said: "They attract flies, dogs and bluebottles and they don't smell very nice.
Amateur photographer Brian Valentine, left, took the close-up shots of wasps, spiders, dragonflies and bluebottles.
Maggots will breed very quickly in a bin left so long, then when they are disturbed we are going to have bluebottles by the million.