blowfly definition

  • noun:
    • 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

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