Caption: Green bottle fly grooming, seen from the side. The fly is seen using its rear legs to groom its abdomen and then its front legs to groom its head. Flies engage in extensive and fastidious cleaning and grooming behaviours. These routines remove physical and chemical detritus, as well as bacterial films, and helps clear their smell and other sensory receptors.

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Keywords: abdomen, anatomical, anatomy, animal, arthropod, behaviour, biological, biology, blow fly, calliphoridae, clean, cleaning, close-up, detail, diptera, dipteran, entomological, entomology, fauna, fly, front legs, green bottle, greenbottle, groom, grooming, head, insect, invertebrate, leg, legs, nature, no-one, nobody, profile, side view, wildlife, wing, winged, wings, zoological, zoology

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Green bottle fly grooming

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