Nymph of the blowfly, Calliphora erythrocephala

Nymph of the blowfly, Calliphora erythrocephala

Z340/0364 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 3.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Blowfly nymph. Macrophotograph of a nymph of the blowfly Calliphora erythrocephala, removed from its protective pupa case. At top is the developing head of the fly with its compound eyes (brown), limbs forming (at centre, black), and its abdomen at bottom. Metamorphosis of the blowfly begins with eggs laid on a food source, such as rotting vegetation or animal flesh. Eggs hatch into the white larval maggot within a day, and the maggots pupate in 3-4 days; from pupa to emergence of the adult fly takes 3-5 days. The adult, also known as a bluebottle fly, lives some 2 months and is considered a domestic pest.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, blowfly, blowfly nymph, bluebottle nymph, calliphora erythrocephala, fly, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, metamorphosis, nature, nymph, pupa, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.