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blow·fly

 (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

(ˈbləʊˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) any of various dipterous flies of the genus Calliphora and related genera that lay their eggs in rotting meat, dung, carrion, and open wounds: family Calliphoridae. Also called: bluebottle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blowfly - large usually hairy metallic blue or green flyblowfly - 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
Translations

blowfly

[ˈbləʊflaɪ] Nmoscarda f, mosca f azul

blowfly

[ˈbləʊˌflaɪ] nmoscone m della carne
References in classic literature ?
He disgusted me much while with him, for when a horrid blowfly, bloated with some carrion food, buzzed into the room, he caught it, held it exultantly for a few moments between his finger and thumb, and before I knew what he was going to do, put it in his mouth and ate it.
It was held as part of the firm's "Don't Play the Blowfly Lottery" campaign highlighting the blowfly season.
sericata is a blowfly that is common across much of the world.
Larval fly activity on sunlit versus shaded raccoon carrion in southwestern West Virginia with special reference to the black blowfly (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
But it wasn't until 1935 that blowfly larvae were used to date a murder and convict a criminal using the science now known as forensic entomology.
1, 5] Cases of human myiasis have been documented from many countries in Africa, most of them caused by the blowfly Cordylobia anthropophaga (Table 1).
However, whilst accurate death time estimations can be inferred from the larval stage of these insects, estimates based on the pupal stage (which accounts for approximately half of the developmental duration) are severely limited due to the lack of a reliable method for aging blowfly pupae.
There, the entomologists identified thethem as a particular kind of blowfly.
Hence the signal importance for Jamie of Afrofuturist jazz musician Sun Ra, scandalously scatological comic rapper Blowfly, and absurdly "primitive" voodoo rock and roller Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
A COUPLE of weeks ago in this column, I mentioned about the risks of blowfly strike at this time of the year.
Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826) is a cosmopolitan greenbottle blowfly that originates from Europe and which is used in maggot debridement therapy (MDT)--the use of maggots to clean necrotic wounds on living human beings (Sherman et al.