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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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The focus of the present work is to determine and identify early blowfly species colonizing cadavers and having forensic importance in Cebeci, a district located in the centre of Ankara.
Control of the sheep blowfly in Australia and New Zealand - are we there yet?
I had never heard anything like it: This mysterious "Blowfly," who sang filthy soul ballads, could actually sing his songs beautifully and straight.
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It has also been shown that this blowfly's larval ES have potent antibacterial activity [11], thereby suggesting the presence of molecules in other larval tissues, having similar functions, which could be of interest in treating chronic and infected ulcers.
Field trips were conducted year-round except during winter (May to August), when blowfly numbers are known to be low (Williams 2002).
Despite the potential of FA as a method of studying fitness effects; evidence linking FA with insecticide resistance has been limited to two species, the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) (Clarke and McKenzie, 1987; Clark et al., 2000) and the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) (Ribeiro et al., 2007).
Wells, "Paraphyly in Hawaiian hybrid blowfly populations and the evolutionary history of anthropophilic species," Insect Molecular Biology, vol.
The toxin was identified by a mouse bioassay for botulinum toxins and confirmed in bird sera and blowfly larvae (Lucilia caesar) collected from the stomachs of birds.
?-- I'm the blowfly that got inside the house: open two windows And