Calliphora


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Calliphora: Calliphora vicina, Calliphora vomitoria

Calliphora

 [kah-lif´o-rah]
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.

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]

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.

Calliphora

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Females were housed in individual plastic cups (400 ml) where they were watered [+ or -] days per week and fed about 3-4 Calliphora sp.
The painting titled Homo sapiens, Lepidium sativum and Calliphora vomitoria - Latin for Human, Cress and Bluebottle - depicts him bare-chested and with a fly on his shoulder to show he is mortal like the rest of us.
Dynamics of the blowfly, Calliphora erythrocephala, within carrion.
Later, Mariluis & Schnack (2002) cited 25 species for the country and Mariluis & Mulieri (2003) recorded 13 species in the Tucuman province, Northwestern Argentina, including Calliphora nigribasis Macquart, Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy, Phaenicia cluvia (Walker), Phaenicia peruviana (Robineau-Desvoidy), Phaenicia sericata (Meigen), Cochliomyia macellaria (Fabricius), Compsomyiops fulvicrura (Robineau-Desvoidy), Compsomyiops verena (Walker), Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann), Chrysomya chloropyga (Wiedemann), Paralucilia pseudolyrcea (Mello), Sarconesia chlorogaster (Wiedemann), and Sarconesiopsis magellanica (Le Guillou) (Mariluis & Mulieri 2003).
Additions to the Swiss fauna of blowflies with an analysis of the systematic position of Calliphora stylifera (Pokorny 1889) including a description of the female (Diptera: Calliphoridae).