Bluebottle Fly

Bluebottle Fly

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Credit: PAUL WHITTEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The female Bluebottle Fly (Callifora vomitoria) feeds on and lays her eggs in open wounds and rotting flesh. When the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on juices from the decaying flesh. This is called mayiasis when it occurs in the wound of a live animal.

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