flesh fly

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Synonyms for flesh fly

fly whose larvae feed on carrion or the flesh of living animals

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There are now about ten different kinds, including blue bottles, marble grey and even the flesh flies.
During the summer months we are confronted by a plague of flies which lay eggs on sheep; the green bottle fly, blue bottle, common blow fly, and a deluge of other flesh flies.
After blowflies come flesh flies, which give birth to live larvae.
Flesh Flies: Flesh flies are typically found breeding in feces or decaying material but some species lay their eggs in the open wounds of mammals - hence the name flesh flies.