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Synonyms for blowfly

large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly

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Blowflies and houseflies, both carrion fly species, are often exposed to unhygienic matter because they use feces and decaying organic matter to nurture their young, where they could pick up bacteria that could act as pathogens to humans, plants and animals.
Blowflies reaching a corpse within the shortest time are generally used to estimate the post-mortem interval (Wallman, 2002).
After 48 h exposition, each trap was revised and the blowflies (adults and larvae) removed.
The high flying ability of the blowflies could contribute to the homogenization of the environment in terms of species composition.
Skylarks, Blackheaded Gulls, woodpeckers, swallows and swifts are valuable friends of the agriculturalist too, as between them they destroy as many craneflies, blowflies, weevils, grubs, beetles and aphids as they can find.
Beyond rancidity, insects such as fire ants, yellow jackets and blowflies quickly discover a kill.
The scientific objectives of MORPHIC are: 1) to document and analyze the morphological changes during metamorphosis at a temporal resolution more than twice the best current estimate, 2) to develop a novel and reliable methodology for aging pupae for forensic purposes by establishing a solid time-frame for the developmental changes which occur during metamorphosis of forensically important blowflies, and 3) to exploit micro-CT research in combination with 3D computer models to create images for teaching and public outreach, providing impressive and interactive reconstructions.
AgriProtein will house millions of black soldier flies, blowflies, and common houseflies in cages and feed them a combination of manure and leftover food.
There are blowflies around them and they stink, it is absolutely disgusting.
A checklist of Calliphoridae blowflies (Insecta, Diptera) associated with a pig carrion in central Brazil.
Blowflies are typically r-selected (Elzinga 1997), mobile opportunists (Smith & Wall 1998) that make use of most available carrion resources to breed (Richards et al.
This putrid purple blossom exudes a scent that mimics a carcass, seeking to lure carrion blowflies into its flowers.
Look at the press photographs of the howling men and women who cluster like blowflies on dung to kick, pelt with stones and scream abuse at police vehicles carrying those arrested after a murder.