Bottle Flies

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Bottle Flies Facts

  • The bottle fly is drawn to recently deceased animal and human carcasses.
  • It has a distinctive, shiny, green, blue and black metallic body and emits loud, noticeable buzzing sounds in flight.
  • Bottle flies are more concentrated in the Pacific region, particularly California and Australia.

Fly Photos

Green, blue and black bottle flies, along with carrion flies, dung flies, cluster flies and over 1,100 genera in the Calliphoridae species make up the vast family of blow flies.

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