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|Blow-flies (also frequently spelled blow flies or blowflies) are members of the family Calliphoridae of flies (Diptera). Flies in this family are often metallic in appearance.|
Some members of this family are known as bluebottles, clusterflies, greenbottles, and (in Britain and Australia) as blue-arsed flies. The name blow-fly comes from the fact that recently deceased corpses would swell up from bacterial decomposition in the intestinal tract, causing them to become bloated, or "fly-blown". Blow-flies are usually the first insect to come in contact with a dead animal.
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