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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
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Although Mr Evans said his flock has not suffered badly from blowfly strike, he was aware the season was tending to start earlier and last longer.
Although it usually feeds on dead or necrotic tissue, it can invade healthy tissue and is the cause of sheep blowfly strike (i.
A COUPLE of weeks ago in this column, I mentioned about the risks of blowfly strike at this time of the year.
The prosecutor said if adequate inspections of the animals had been carried out the blowfly strike and lameness would have been spotted.
It is a legal requirement to check all lowland and upland sheep daily and if a sheep dies due to blowfly strike, this could lead to prosecution under animal welfare legislation.
Most of his experience has been with sheep scab, so that gets most of the book's attention, along with two other major ectoparasitic problems facing sheep production worldwide: blowfly strike and chewing lice.