Greenbottle flies feeding

Greenbottle flies feeding

Z340/0746 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 54.7MB

Downloadable file size: 2.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Biotherapy


Caption: Greenbottle flies feeding. Greenbottle flies (Lucilia sericata) feeding on a sugar cube. Larvae (maggots) of the greenbottle fly are able to clean wounds by eating dead, or dying flesh, and leaving healthy areas. The maggots prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the wound by altering the acidity and releasing an antibiotic compound. This is a more efficient method for wound healing and prevention of gangrene or septicaemia than drugs or other treatments. Only this species of maggot, which is bred in sterile conditions, is used for surgical purposes. Photographed at Zoobiotic, Wales, UK. This is Europe's largest supplier of surgical maggots.

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

Keywords: alternative medicine, animal, antibiotic, antiseptic, bio-therapy, biological, biology, biotherapy, breeding centre, britain, british, farm, farming, fauna, feeding, flies, fly, green bottle, green-bottle, greenbottle fly, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, lab, laboratory, lucilia sericata, maggot therapy, many, medical, medicine, multiple, nature, phaenicia sericata, sterile, sugarcube, surgical maggot, surgical maggots, traditional medicine, treatment, uk, united kingdom, wales, wildlife, zoobiotic, zoological, zoology

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