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Common green bottle fly

Lucilia sericata

Description:

This is the most well-known of the numerous green bottle fly species. It is 10–14 mm long, slightly larger than a housefly, and has brilliant, metallic, blue-green or golden coloration with black markings. It has black bristle-like hair and three cross-grooves on the thorax. The wings are clear with light brown veins, and the legs and antennae are black. The maggots (larvae) of the fly are used for maggot therapy.

Habitat:

These flies are found in most areas of the world, and the most well-known species is the common greenbottle. Seen in my yard.

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

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