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a genus of flies, the blowflies or bluebottle flies, which deposit their eggs in decaying matter, on wounds, or in body openings; the maggots are a cause of myiasis.
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]
Calliphora/Cal·liph·o·ra/ (kah-lif´o-rah) a genus of flies, including the blowflies and bluebottle flies, which deposit their eggs in decaying matter, on wounds, or in body openings; the maggots are a cause of myiasis.
a genus of flies which includes C. augur, C. australis, C. erythrocephala, C. fallax, C. hilli, C. novica, C. stygia and C. vomitoria. They may initiate blowfly strike in sheep but they mainly assume importance in sheep that are already infested.