greenbottle fly


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greenbottle fly:

see blowflyblowfly,
name for flies 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.
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Medical grade Manuka honey, harvested from the native New Zealand Manuka plant, and the sterilised larvae of the common greenbottle fly have both been used.
Nurses at Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath, Somerset, have been using both the medical grade Manuka honey, harvested from the native New Zealand Manuka plant, and the sterilised larvae of the common greenbottle fly for applying on wounds.
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