A report on Maggot and Phormia regina

Maggots feeding on an opossum carrion
Maggots on a porcupine carcass
Sanitary entomology; the entomology of disease, hygiene and sanitation (1921)
Maggots from a rabbit.
Another phormia
Decomposing possum
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Severe myasis hen
Maggot debridement therapy on a diabetic foot

The black blowfly, ''Phormia regina (P.

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Black blow fly larvae like many other blow flies exhibit the maggot mass effect: a raise in temperature due to the aggregation of maggots.

- Phormia regina
Maggots feeding on an opossum carrion

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Calliphoridae

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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 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.

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

Most species of blow flies studied thus far are anautogenous; a female requires a substantial amount of protein to develop mature eggs within her ovaries (about 800 µg per pair of ovaries in Phormia regina).

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.

Blow flies – Family Calliphoridae- Flies in this family are often metallic in appearance and between 10 and 14 mm in length. In addition to the name blow-fly, some members of this family are known as blue bottle fly, cluster flies, greenbottles, or black blowfly. A characteristic of the blow-fly is its 3-segmented antennae. Hatching from an egg to the first larval stage takes from eight hours to one day. Larvae have three stages of development (called instars); each stage is separated by a molting event. Molting can be defined as the process of new cubicle production while subsequently shedding the old cuticle. Larvae's ideal habitat in regard to pupation are locations providing access to loose, damp soil and litter. The latter consists of temperate and rather tropical areas. Worldwide, there are 1100 known species of blowflies, with 228 species in the Neotropics, and a large number of species in Africa and Southern Europe. The most common area to find Calliphoridae species are in the countries of India, Japan, Central America, and in the southern United States. The forensic importance of this fly is that it is the first insect to come in contact with carrion because they have the ability to smell death from up to ten miles (16 km) away. Some prominent species of Calliphoridae are Calliphora vomitoria and Calliphora vicina.

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.

Phormia spp. (black-bottle fly)