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Calliphora vicina


Calliphora vicina is a member of the family Calliphoridae, which includes blow-flies and bottle flies. These flies are important in the field of forensic entomology. C. vicina is currently one of the most entomologically important fly species because of its consistent time of arrival and colonization of the body following death.


Stillhouse Hollow, Tennessee.


My least favorite critter!

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KarenL 8 years ago

I'm not a great fan of mosquitos or ticks (pulled 2 off me yesterday!) but I am not repulsed by them - I've taken photos of a tick crawling all over me recently!
I've had a phobia of big blowflies since childhood & although I no longer run screaming from the room if I see one, they still make my flesh crawl a little. Luckily they are the only organism that has this effect on me!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Interesting that it's your least favorite! I really dislike ticks and mosquitoes, especially because of all the diseases they carry.

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Mar 15, 2012
Submitted on Mar 15, 2012

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