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Related to Calliphora: Calliphora vicina, Calliphora vomitoria

blowfly,

name for fliesfly,
name commonly used for any of a variety of winged insects, but properly restricted to members of the order Diptera, the true flies, which includes the housefly, gnat, midge, mosquito, and tsetse fly.
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 of the family Calliphoridae. Blowflies are about the same size as, and resemble, the housefly; because they are usually metallic blue or green they are also called bluebottle or greenbottle flies. Blowflies are commonly found around dead animals and garbage dumps, and lay their eggs on material that serves as food for the larvae, e.g., decaying flesh and other organic matter. Blowflies can transport hundreds of types of bacteria and are often carriers of disease, such as dysentery. The larvae of certain species of blowfly, raised under germ-free conditions and known as surgical, or medicinal, maggots, are used to consume dead and dying tissue and thus promote healing.

The screwworm fly, once common in the S United States but eradicated there by the early 1980s, lays its eggs in wounds or orifices in wild and domestic animals and sometimes in humans. Its maggots feed on living tissue, potentially causing death and significant livestock losses to agriculture. The fly is controlled through the release of radiation-sterilized males; after mating with them, the females, which mate only once, lay eggs that fail to hatch.

Blowflies are classified in the phylum ArthropodaArthropoda
[Gr.,=jointed feet], largest and most diverse animal phylum. The arthropods include crustaceans, insects, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, scorpions, and the extinct trilobites.
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, class Insecta, order Diptera, family Calliphoridae. See also insectinsect,
invertebrate animal of the class Insecta of the phylum Arthropoda. Like other arthropods, an insect has a hard outer covering, or exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed legs. Adult insects typically have wings and are the only flying invertebrates.
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blowfly

any of various dipterous flies of the genus Calliphora and related genera that lay their eggs in rotting meat, dung, carrion, and open wounds: family Calliphoridae
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vicina (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830) and Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus, 1758) and one belonged to subfamily Luciliinae Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826).
A new and earlier record of Chrysomya megacephala in South Africa, with notes on another exotic species, Calliphora vicina (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
Blow flies (Calliphora and Lucilia) are commonly heavily contaminated with microorganisms.
Larvae of members of the genera Phormia (black blowfly), Lucilia (greenbottle) and Calliphora (blue bottle) may also be secondary invaders of wounds in man.
I Ikaros (JGI protein ID 199858), Leech Zinc Finger 2 (Helobdella triserialis Hb also known as LZF2: CAA62741), Platynereis dumerilii Hb (AM232683), Drosophila melanogaster Hb (AAF54270), Drosophila sechellia Hb (CAA06504) Euscelis plebejus Hb (AAA29120), Calliphora erythrocephala Hb (L01591), Clogmia albipunctata Hb (CAA10281), Bombyx mori Hb (AAM34284), Apis mellifera Hb (XP393692), Caenorhabditis elegans Hbl-1 (AP063235), Caenorhabditis elegans Aiolos (NP001024851), Bythnia tentaculata Hb (P31505), Artemia franciscana Hb (AM055593), Chaetopterus sp.
Al comparar el contenido de iones presentes en la hemolinfa de Calliphora (29) con el medio L-15 y el SFB, se observa que la hemolifa contiene 2,08meq/100ml de [Ca.sup.2+], 3,7meq/100ml de [K.sup.+] y 14,8meq/ 100ml de Na+; por su parte, el SFB en su formulacion tiene de [Ca.sup.2+] 13,6meq/100ml, de [K.sup.+] 11,2 meq/L y 137 meq/L de Na+; esto, en combinacion con los iones del medio L-15, probablemente contribuyo a simular in vitro las condiciones naturales intrinsecas de esta familia, lo que posibilito la obtencion de los cultivos celulares primarios de L.
Flies live in close association with humans, the most important include the housefly family, with the genera Musca, Fannia and Muscina; the biting flies, Stomoxvs (Family Muscidae); the blowflies, Chrysomya, Calliphora and Lucilia; and the flesh-flies, Sarcophaga (7).
Referring to Calliphoridae seasonality in a temperate climate like that NW of Buenos Aires province (Centeno et al., 2004), Calliphora macellaria
(1989) Ecdysteroid receptors of the blowfly Calliphora vicina.
Musca, Sarcophaga, Calliphora, Fannia, Lucilia, Stomoxys) as vectors of pathogenic microorganisms.