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October 2014 - Bluebottle Fly
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Bluebottle Fly, Calliphora vomitoria
Bluebottle Fly, Calliphora vomitoria
The Bluebottle Fly is found throughout the world. It is characterized by its bright metallic blue abdomen and its short antennae. It is about .5 in/12 mm long and is slightly larger than the very common House Fly. Although Bluebottle are important pollinators especially of flowers with a strong odour, they also are attracted to garbage and decaying meat. Females lay their eggs in such spots and the larvae, often called maggots, feed on the decaying material.

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