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Common green bottle fly

Phaenicia sericata or Lucilia sericata


The common green bottle fly (biological name Phaenicia sericata or Lucilia sericata) is a blow-fly found in most areas of the world, and 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 short, sparse black bristles (setae) 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.

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TusharSawant 7 years ago

Thanks quiggsmcghee! :-)

quiggsmcghee 7 years ago

Nice photo

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Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Aug 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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