any one of several flies of the family Calliphoridae that deposit their particular eggs in carcasses or carrion or perhaps in open sores and injuries.
Any of different flies of the household Calliphoridae that set their particular eggs in rotting beef, dung, or in available injuries.
Any species of fly of the genus Musca that deposits its eggs or young larvæ (called flyblows and maggots) upon meat or other animal products.
The common name of Musca (Calliphora) vomitoria, Sarcophaga carnaria, alongside types of dipterous bugs, which deposit their particular eggs (flyblow) on skin, and therefore taint it. Also known as flesh-fly. See cut under flesh-fly.
huge usually hairy metallic blue or green-fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or injuries
big typically hairy metallic blue or green-fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or injuries