The fly Calliphora erythricephala on leftover food

The fly Calliphora erythricephala on leftover food

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Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The fly Calliphora erythricephala crawling on a piece of leftover food in the kitchen. The adult flies feed on rotting animal and vegetable matter. The female flies lay their eggs on a suitable food supply thereby insuring that the larvae are well supplied once they emerge.

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Keywords: animal, by fly, calliphora erythrocephala, fly on food, food contamination, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, wildlife, zoology

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