blow fly


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blow′ fly`

or blow′fly`,


n.
any of numerous insects of the family Calliphoridae that deposit their eggs or larvae on carrion or excrement or in wounds of living animals.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blow fly - large usually hairy metallic blue or green flyblow fly - large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
Calliphora, genus Calliphora - type genus of the Calliphoridae: blowflies
Calliphora vicina, bluebottle - blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight
greenbottle, greenbottle fly - blowfly with brilliant coppery green body
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They are listed as carpenter ants, domestic flies (house fly, flesh fly, blow fly, moth fly, phorid fly, fruit fly, etc), biting flies (midges, eye gnats, horse fly, deer fly, black fly, stable fly), mosquitoes (Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, etc), rats and mice, cockroaches (American, Oriental, German and brown banded), bed bugs, ticks and mites, rat fleas and other organisms.
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An artificial diet for blow fly larvae, Lucilia sericata (Meigen) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) [Abstract].
5-8 kg) of the carcasses used in the current study was similar and likely did not play a major role in species diversity; however, caution is advised when comparing results from similar arthropod succession studies using larger carcasses, as different blow fly species may be attracted to different sized carcasses.
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Septic injury-inducible genes in medicinal maggots of the green blow fly Lucilia sericata.
It is essential that all pet owners are vigilant at this time of the year to avoid blow fly strike.
During a previous radio-telemetry study, we observed that many juvenile ovenbird mortalities occurred without total loss of the bird; some birds were cached in ground litter or predator burrows, some were only partially depredated, and some mortalities were associated with blow fly infection (Streby et al.
Working with collaborators from France's National Centre of Scientific Research and the University of Toulouse, Mennerat initially tested whether these plants deterred blow fly larvae that commonly live in tit nests and feed on chicks' blood, significantly damaging their health.
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