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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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Forensic entomologists answer this by investigating blowflies that have forensic importance.
A survey of necrophagous blowflies (Diptera: Oestroidea) in the Amazonas-Negro interfluvial region (Brazilian Amazon).
Species composition and heterogeneity of blowflies assemblages (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in urban-rural gradients at regional scale in Argentinean Patagonia.
Braack & Retief (1986) showed that the blowflies Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann, 1819) and C.
Larvae of flesh flies resemble the larvae of blowflies and go through three larval instars.
The maggots got into the drains in the mortuary and they were plagued with blowflies and bluebottle flies for the next two weeks," he said.
Blowflies lay eggs primarily in the eyes, nose, and hair of a body within the first twenty-four hours following death.
Microsonic events are sometimes emphasized, as if a flashlight were lighting up a delimited portion of the acoustic space, separating them from the general context; one can perceive birds above, crickets and cicadas in the background, and blowflies nearby.
Flies live in close association with humans, the most important include the housefly family, with the genera Musca, Fannia and Muscina; the biting flies, Stomoxvs (Family Muscidae); the blowflies, Chrysomya, Calliphora and Lucilia; and the flesh-flies, Sarcophaga (7).
to keep the blowflies off my husband tells me when he gets home
This is because bargain poultry has a lower nutritional content than blowflies (and blowflies, as anyone who has walked in a cow field will know, live on poo poo).
Stopping this practice would increase the risk of lambs being attacked by blowflies and literally eaten alive by maggots.