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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Oestroidea — blowfly.
The ones that interest him most, because they are capable of detecting death from as far as 10 miles away and are therefore often the first to find a dead body, are those of the family Calliphoridae, better known as blowflies.
Calliphoridae arrive on a body within minutes of death.
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