Blow Flies

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Blow Fly Facts

  • The blow fly prefers temperate to tropical areas.
  • Blow flies are often shiny with metallic-like blue, green or black bodies and are slightly larger than a housefly.
  • They have the ability to smell dead animal matter as far as a mile away.

Fly Photos

Also spelled blow-flies, the Calliphoridae family includes carrion flies, cluster flies, greenbottle and bluebottle flies, in the Diptera order of insects.

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