Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Oestroidea — blowfly.

Etymologies

Calliphora +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Lords of the flies: the insect detectives

  • Calliphoridae arrive on a body within minutes of death.

    HOUSE RULES

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