greenbottle fly

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Synonyms for greenbottle fly

blowfly with brilliant coppery green body

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Some 400 trials using maggots have proved the bacteria-killing powers of the larvae of the common greenbottle fly.
The antibiotic resistant bacteria kills hundreds of patients in UK hospitals every year, and greenbottle fly larvae have been shown to be the most effective way of treating infected wounds.