Pest Guides

Bluebottle

Calliphora vomitoria

Appearance

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  • Adult — 1/4" - 1/2" in length; metallic blue colour.
  • Larva — Similar to the house fly larva in all respects except size. 3/4" when mature.

Lifecycle

  • Eggs hatch 0 – 18 hrs (partial development may occur within the female).
  • Larvae take 7 – 12 days to mature.

Habits

  • Breeds in mostly meat derived substances, sometimes cheese.
  • Common pest of dead rodents/birds etc.

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