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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.
For lamb producers there's a look at parasite control, including roundworm and blowfly, and ways in which pre- and postlambing losses can be reduced.
The list of diseases and issues which will be covered currently includes animal health planning; antimicrobial and anthelmintic resistance; Bovine TB; BVD; Johne's disease; lameness in dairy cattle; sheep parasite control, including roundworm and blowfly; reducing mastitis; and reducing pre and post-lambing losses.
Diversity of necrophagous blowfly (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of medical and veterinary importance in urban environments in Cordoba (Argentina).
But for ingenuity, the Latrine blowfly may very well take the cake.
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.
Biological activity of Pouteria sapota leaf extract on post-embryonic development of blowfly Chrysomya putoria (Wiedemann, 1818) (Calliphoridae).
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.
To describe the population of the Australian sheep blowfly and agree with the experimental date of Nicholson [20], Gurney et al.
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.
Make note of how many eggs and/or chicks there are, and also look for the presence of blowfly, a harmful parasite.