Green Bottle (Lucilia)

This fly is known to lay eggs in cadaver tissue within hours after death.  The maggots of this fly are known to consume dead tissue while leaving live tissue intact thus the reason why they have been sold in maggot therapy.  The development stage of their larvae in the cadaver can be used to predict the time the death of the dead body.

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