The name of the bottle fly derives from the shiny, metallic appearance of the fly. There are about 80 different species of bottle files. Adult bottle flies are usually between 1/8 and 5/8 inch long. The bottle fly is somewhat larger than the typical house fly.
Bottle flies, also known as blow flies, are large flies with a blue or green metallic color. They create a loud buzzing sound. Bottle flies feed on decaying meat and other organic substances. They can transmit diseases and can cause myiasis, the infestation of the body by fly larvae or maggots.
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