Species: Blow-fly - unnamed 1 (Calliphora vicina)

Family: Blow-flies (CALLIPHORIDAE)

Category: Insects (Other)

Location: Widespread

A. Insects (Other)

More extensive information on insects can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Blow-flies (CALLIPHORIDAE)

The female blow-fly will lay eggs (up to 250 at a time) into living or dead animals or their dung. The maggots of blow flies are often used as fishing bait, and are known as gentles.

C. Blow-fly - unnamed 1 (Calliphora vicina)

This is the most common Blow-fly in the S.E. of England and can occur in any month if the weather is sufficiently warm.

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Calliphora vicina

This is the most common Blow-fly in the S.E. of England and can occur in any month if the weather is sufficiently warm.

Calliphora vicina

This Blowfly was photographed soaking up the autumn sun at the beginning of November.