greenbottle fly


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Noun1.greenbottle fly - 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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At their factory in Bridgend, in highly-controlled environments, they breed greenbottle fly larvae which are placed inside a woven pouch and used by health care professionals to clean infected wounds.
In lab tests, it took birds almost four tries on average to nail an iridescent bug target (roughly inspired by the coloring of a greenbottle fly, right) as it moved across a gray screen, says Tom Pike of the University of Lincoln in England.
In Britain the disease is primarily caused by Lucilia sp, mainly Lucilia sericata (the greenbottle fly) which are attracted by the odours released by moist skin associated with open wounds, excessive wetting, urine splashing and faecal soiling.