Green Bottle Fly

Bottle Fly

The common name of bottle probably comes for an old term for maggot. These flies are more than just a nuisance, they are of medical importance because of their transmission of disease.

  • Common Name: Blow/Bottle Fly
  • Scentific Name: Calliphora spp., Phaenicia spp., etc.
  • Class/Order/Family: Insecta/Diptera/Calliphoridae
  • Metamorphosis: Complete
  • Size


    Adults about 1/8-5/8", about house fly size.

  • Color


    Metallic blue, green or dull brassy, sometimes black.

  • Biology


    Lay their eggs on larval food material.

  • Habit


    Develop in meat or animal carcasses, decaying vegetation, garbage.

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