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calliphora

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Calliphora Cal·liph·o·ra (kə-lĭf'ər-ə)
n.
A genus of blowfies whose larvae feed on dead flesh.

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  • Front region of Maggot of Blow-fly (calliphora) showing diagrammatically the imaginal discs, which are shaded.

    The Life-Story of Insects Geo. H. Carpenter

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