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Species Calliphora vomitoria - Blue Bottle Fly

Blue Fly - Calliphora vomitoria Blow Fly - Calliphora vomitoria Fly ZH3Z8830 - Calliphora vomitoria - female Large calliphorid(?) on squirrel remains - Calliphora vomitoria - female Calliphora vomitoria - female Blow Fly - Calliphora vomitoria Blue Bottle Fly? - Calliphora vomitoria Dark Blue Fly - Calliphora vomitoria
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Calliphoridae (Blow Flies)
Subfamily Calliphorinae
Genus Calliphora
Species vomitoria (Blue Bottle Fly)
Other Common Names
Explanation of Names
Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus 1758)
10–14 mm
Calliphora vicina and Calliphora vomitoria may be distinguished from each other by the presence of yellow-orange jowls with black hair in C. vicina and black jowls with predominantly reddish hair in C. vomitoria. (1)
throughout NA and Eurasia(2)(3)