A report on Fly and Maggot

Maggots feeding on an opossum carrion
An Anthomyiidae species showing characteristic dipteran features: large eyes, small antennae, sucking mouthparts, single pair of flying wings, hindwings reduced to clublike halteres
Maggots on a porcupine carcass
Fossil brachyceran in Baltic amber. Lower Eocene, c. 50 million years ago
Maggots from a rabbit.
Fossil nematoceran in Dominican amber. Sandfly, Lutzomyia adiketis (Psychodidae), Early Miocene, c. 20 million years ago
Gauromydas heros is the largest fly in the world.
Head of a horse-fly showing large compound eyes and stout piercing mouthparts
A head of a fly, showing the two compound eyes and three simple eyes clearly.
A cranefly, showing the hind wings reduced to drumstick-shaped halteres
Tabanid fly in flight
Mating anthomyiid flies
Life cycle of stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans, showing eggs, 3 larval instars, pupa, and adult
A calliphorid "bubbling"
The large bee-fly, Bombylius major, is a Batesian mimic of bees.
Petrus Christus's 1446 painting Portrait of a Carthusian has a musca depicta (painted fly) on a trompe-l'œil frame.
An Anopheles stephensi mosquito drinking human blood. The species carries malaria.
Diptera in research: Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly larvae being bred in tubes in a genetics laboratory
Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains larvae of the cheese fly, Piophila casei.

A maggot is the larva of a fly (order Diptera); it is applied in particular to the larvae of Brachycera flies, such as houseflies, cheese flies, and blowflies, rather than larvae of the Nematocera, such as mosquitoes and crane flies.

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Other species like Metopia argyrocephala are ovoviviparous, opportunistically depositing hatched or hatching maggots instead of eggs on carrion, dung, decaying material, or open wounds of mammals.

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Calliphoridae

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Close-up of the head of Calliphora vomitoria
A Calliphora livida fly specimen
Calliphora hilli
Calliphora augur
A close-up of the head of a Calliphora

The Calliphoridae (commonly known as blow flies, blow-flies, carrion flies, bluebottles, greenbottles, or cluster flies) are a family of insects in the order Diptera, with almost 1,900 known species.

The maggot larvae, often used as fishing bait, are known as gentles.

Flesh fly on decomposing flesh

Forensic entomology

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Scientific study of the colonization of a dead body by arthropods.This includes the study of insect types commonly associated with cadavers, their respective life cycles, their ecological presences in a given environment, as well as the changes in insect assemblage with the progression of decomposition.

Scientific study of the colonization of a dead body by arthropods.This includes the study of insect types commonly associated with cadavers, their respective life cycles, their ecological presences in a given environment, as well as the changes in insect assemblage with the progression of decomposition.

Flesh fly on decomposing flesh
Timeline of postmortem changes (stages of death), including house fly eggs, larvae and pupae.

The accepted theory of Redi's day claimed that maggots developed spontaneously from rotting meat.

Flies (order Diptera) are often first on the scene.

Housefly

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Head of a female housefly with two large compound eyes and three ocelli
Housefly mouthparts, showing the pseudotracheae, semitubular grooves (dark parallel bands) used for sucking up liquid food
A housefly wing under 250x magnification
Micrograph of the tarsus of the leg showing claws and bristles, including the central one between the two pulvilli known as the empodium
Houseflies mating
Housefly larva and adult, by Amedeo John Engel Terzi (1872–1956)
Housefly pupae killed by parasitoid wasp larvae: Each pupa has one hole through which a single adult wasp has emerged; the wasp larvae fed on the housefly larvae.
Housefly killed by the pathogenic fungus Entomophthora muscae
Housefly lapping up food from a plate
Philadelphia Department of Health poster warning the public of housefly hazards (c. 1942)
Detail of a 1742 painting by Frans van der Mijn that uses a housefly in a Renaissance allegory of touch theme
William Blake's illustration of "The Fly" in Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794)

The housefly (Musca domestica) is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha.

These soon hatch into legless white larvae, known as maggots.

Histeridae

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Family of beetles commonly known as clown beetles or Hister beetles.

Family of beetles commonly known as clown beetles or Hister beetles.

Hister unicolor

The predacious Hister beetle will feed on soft-bodied insect eggs and larvae, Diptera in particular.

Certain species of the Hister beetles follow shortly behind and prey on the maggots and other arthropods present.

Cutaneous myiasis in the shoulder of a human

Myiasis

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Cutaneous myiasis in the shoulder of a human
Myiasis in a cat's flesh
Myiasis in a dog's flesh
Ultrasound showing maggot infestation

Myiasis is the parasitic infestation of the body of a live animal by fly larvae (maggots) which grow inside the host while feeding on its tissue.