Fly - calliphora_vicina
Fact File
Taken at Balgray Reservoir on 23rd September 2018 using Nikon D500 with
Sigma 600 mm zoom lens




 



Taken at Baron's Haugh on 27th October 2015 using
Nikon D5200-18-55mm lens
with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Attachmen
Fact File
Fly - calliphora_vicina.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
A.K.A.
Calliphora vicina.
Diptera.
Calliphoridae.
Blue Bottle.
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Length:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Carrion.
Carrion.
10 - 11 mm.
Anywhere in search of carrion.
April - November.
This species is important in forensic pathology
because it lays its eggs on corpses at a consistent
time after death, thus helping to determine the time of death.