Blue Bottle Fly: The Commonly Found Blow-fly!

The blue bottle fly is found in different parts of the world and belongs to Calliphora species that is a common blow-fly.

The blue bottle fly is found in different parts of the world and belongs to Calliphora species that is a common blow-fly.

Appearance

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Blue bottle fly is about 0.4 to 0.6 inch long and is larger than housefly with a head, thorax with dull grapy color and abdomen that is black in color. Blue bottle fly has hairs covered on its legs and its eyes are red with clear wings.  The chest of blue bottle fly has spikes that protect it from other flies and they fly efficiently in packs. When they are in group they alert the other members for food or enemies.

Life span

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Blue bottle female fly lays eggs in decaying meat, garbage or fences and the larvae is pale white in color. The larvae are called maggots and when hatched from the eggs start feeding on the decomposed matter. When they are fully grown they move away to some dry place to make burrow in soil or other soft matter. Adult blue bottle flies start mating and they generally mate in cold weather.

Blue bottle flies are also responsible for the pollination of flowers as they move from one to other flower for food thereby, spreading the seeds.

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4 Responses to “Blue Bottle Fly: The Commonly Found Blow-fly!”
  1. webseowriters Says...

    On December 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing buddy


  2. lillyrose Says...

    On December 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    YUK! I can put up with most things but these are bad!


  3. albert1jemi Says...

    On December 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    well written


  4. giritharanj Says...

    On December 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    nice one


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