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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.
the age of the blowfly maggots that helped capture the 'Jigsaw Murderer' ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1935, a female holidaymaker discovered a severed arm in a package beneath a bridge near Moffat, Dumfriesshire.
The researchers found 15 instances of the human pathogen Helicobacter pylori, a pathogen often causing ulcers in the human gut, largely in the blowfly samples collected in Brazil.
The New World screwworm fly (Cochliomyia hominivorax), a member of the blowfly family, once ravaged wildlife and livestock from southern California east to Florida, as well as in much of Central America and the Caribbean.
If blowfly larvae are present, you should try to replace all of the nesting material with dried grass clippings in the shape of a nest, to give the chicks a better chance of surviving.
The aim of the present study was to identify the urban blowfly species having forensic importance on Ankara University Medical Faculty Cebeci Campus in Ankara.
As dipping is also effective against lice, keds, ticks and blowfly, I am a strong advocate of dipping.
THERE'S A 99 PERCENT CHANCE that you and I could never be friends if you were not a Blowfly fan--if you weren't one of the underground legion of "freaks," as he called them, who loved and appreciated his outlandish and genius musical vision.
Cephalopharyngeal geometric morphometrics in three blowfly species (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
DIVERSITY OF NECROPHAGOUS BLOWFLY (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE) OF MEDICAL AND VETERINARY IMPORTANCE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS IN CORDOBA (ARGENTINA)
Hooks were baited with one to three blowfly maggots, which look like standard maggots sold for bait in North America.