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As far as I can tell, the dominant subspecies of the domestic fly that took up residence on The Farm were the house, bottle both blue, or Calliphora, and green, Phaenicia, blow, and the reliable black garbage fly.
Bluebottles (_Eristalis tenax_ and _Calliphora vomitoria_) -- would settle from time to time on the groundsel - or camomile-flowers occupied by the young Meloes and stop for a moment to suck the sweet secretions.
To purge the earth of death's impurities and cause deceased animal matter to be once more numbered among the treasures of life there are hosts of sausage queens, including, in our part of the world, the bluebottle (Calliphora vomitaria, LIN.) and the checkered flesh fly
The blow-flies (Fig. 26) (_Calliphora vomitoria_) and the blue-bottle flies (Fig. 27), (_Lucilia spp. _) and the flesh-flies (Fig. 28) (_Sarcophaga spp. _) all have habits somewhat like the screw-worm fly.
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