What is another word for blowfly?

Pronunciation: [blˈə͡ʊfla͡ɪ] (IPA)

Blowfly is a word commonly used for a type of fly with a metallic or shiny appearance, which is known to lay its eggs on decaying organic matter. There are several synonyms for the term blowfly, including bluebottle, greenbottle, and flesh fly. These synonyms are typically used to describe different species of flies that are visually similar to the blowfly, or that share similar habits and behavioral patterns. Other terms that may be used interchangeably with blowfly include carrion fly, dung fly, and house fly, all of which contribute to the ecosystem by breaking down organic matter. Whether referred to as blowfly or one of its many synonyms, this fly serves an important role in nature's cycle of life and death.

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What are the hypernyms for Blowfly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Blowfly

Class distinctions were apparently forgotten in the common enthusiasm; the plebeian bluebottle and blowfly now consorted with Aphrodite and sipped at the same drop.
"My Studio Neighbors"
William Hamilton Gibson
On the same stem a big blowfly has alighted.
"My Studio Neighbors"
William Hamilton Gibson
The flies at this place, and indeed for weeks before we reached it, were terribly numerous, and we were troubled also with myriads of the large March flies, those horrid pests about twice the size of the blowfly, and which bite men, horses, and camels, and all other animals indiscriminately.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1"
Ernest Giles

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