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greenbottle

(ˈɡriːnˌbɒtəl)
n
(Animals) a common dipterous fly, Lucilia caesar, that has a dark greenish body with a metallic lustre and lays its eggs in carrion: family Calliphoridae
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenbottle - blowfly with brilliant coppery green body
blow fly, blowfly - large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds
genus Lucilia, Lucilia - greenbottle flies
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It is caused by the Lucilia sericata, or green bottle fly. These flies are attracted to damp fur soiled with urine or soft faeces.
Canterbury District Health Board's hyperbaric medicine unit charge nurse manager Yvonne Denny spoke about wound therapy using maggots from the green bottle fly. She said the "wee beasties" enhanced healing in 48 hours and it was a proven effective treatment in infection or necrotic wounds of all types.
One green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) (Figure 1) was caught alive in the house in a sterile container and laid eggs inside the container before dying (Table, batch 2).