Calliphora vomitoria

(kă-lif′ŏ-ră vom″ĭ-tōr′ē-ă)

A common blowfly that is the type species of the genus Calliphora, of the family Calliphoridae. Its larvae (maggots) sometimes infest human wounds, causing myiasis.
SYN: SEE: bluebottle fly
SEE: blowfly; SEE: myiasis

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