Definition of blowfly in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbləʊflʌɪ

noun (plural blowflies)

  • A large and typically metallic blue or green fly which lays its eggs on meat and carcasses.
    • Family Calliphoridae: numerous species, including the bluebottle
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    • What was decomposing the carcasses, given the total absence of fossils of the larger flies, such as flesh flies and blowflies (whose larvae, which we call maggots, feed on carrion)?
    • Fly parasites are useful for the control of house flies, stable flies, blowflies, and many other fly species.
    • In fact, they are regarded as beneficial because they are predators of many insects that do hold pest status, such as house flies and blowflies.

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