One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A metallic green fly which sometimes lays eggs in wounds on sheep or other animals.
Genus Lucilia, family Calliphoridae: several species, in particular the common L. caesar
- ‘Blowflies, such as greenbottles and bluebottles, are attracted to your rabbit and its housing by the presence of faeces, urine, rotting vegetables and open wounds.’
- ‘Eight out of every 10 insects eaten are flies. Surprisingly, most are large including greenbottles, bluebottles and horseflies.’
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