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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.
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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
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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
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Translations

blowfly

[ˈbləʊflaɪ] Nmoscarda f, mosca f azul
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blowfly

[ˈbləʊˌflaɪ] nmoscone m della carne
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To describe the population of the Australian sheep blowfly and agree with the experimental date of Nicholson [20], Gurney et al.
KEYWORDS: Green Sheep Blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, life table, Ecology, Lamb meat.
Although it usually feeds on dead or necrotic tissue, it can invade healthy tissue and is the cause of sheep blowfly strike (i.e., cutaneous myiasis) in otherwise healthy livestock.
Oakeshott, Russell and their colleagues at CSIRO Entomology discovered that the sheep blowfly had evolved resistance to the insecticide used against it via a mutation that enabled the fly maggots to degrade the insecticide to non-toxic products.