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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.
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And there have been extensive results on the problem of the existence of positive almost periodic solutions for Nicholson's blowflies equation without nonlinear density-dependent mortality term in the literature [4,13,17,30].
An area on the campus where early blowflies would not be disturbed was selected as a study setting.
The early larval instars of lucilia-sericata and lucilia-cuprina (diptera, calliphoridae) - myiasis blowflies of africa and australia.
Proliferative phase continued into an advanced stage on day 23 of evaluation with treatments derived from the haemolymph from both blowflies, thus indicating that these substances could induce complete healing later on.
MaxEnt predicts potential distributions, not realised ones (Phillips & Dudik 2008), which means that some areas may be predicted to be suitable for these blowflies based on the environmental variables used, yet the flies are not found in those areas because there are other factors, such as competition with other blowflies, for resources that may affect their ability to survive in those areas.
Payungporn et al., "Mitochondrial DNA-based identification of some forensically important blowflies in Thailand," Forensic Science International, vol.
She says: "We bear in mind temperature and weather - blowflies aren't so active when it's cold, raining or at night - or if the body is in a sealed room, suitcase, or plastic bags.
In temperatures below 40 degrees, flies are rarely a problem, but in higher temperatures, blowflies are your nemesis.
Some North American parasites of blowflies. Journal of Agricultural Research 50: 479-494.
Explanation (cause and effect): Blowflies are attracted to the odour of human flesh decaying from hundreds of yards away.