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Bluebottle - Calliphora vomitoria
Bluebottle - Calliphora vomitoria

Blue bottle fly
The blue bottle fly (Calliphora vomitoria), also called blue bottle or bottlebee, is in the family blow flies (Calliphoridae), the subfamily Calliphorinae and of the genus Calliphora. This species is commonly encountered almost everywhere in the world.
Blow-fly - Calliphora vomitoria
Blow-fly - Calliphora vomitoria
Blue bottles reach body lengths of 10-14 mm. Their bodies have a grey-black metallic sheen. The abdomen is shiny metallic blue and has markings in black. The body and legs are black and covered with brush-like black hair. The antennae are also black and the compound eyes are red in colour. The wings are crystal clear.
Remains of a death Calliphora vomitoria
Remains of a death Calliphora vomitoria
Blue bottle fly - Front view
Blue bottle fly - Front view
Head of a Blue bottle fly
Head of a Blue bottle fly

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Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Bluebottle - Calliphora vomitoria
2. Blow-fly - Calliphora vomitoria
3. Remains of a death Calliphora vomitoria
4. Blue bottle fly - Front view
5. Head of a Blue bottle fly
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