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Fly(s), Common Green Bottle

Fly(s), Common Green Bottle
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The common green bottle fly is found in most areas of the world and is a common visitor to garbage, carrion, and feces. It is slightly larger than a house fly, and has metallic, blue-green coloration with black markings. It has wings that are clear with brown veins, and the legs and antennae are black. This bottle fly plays an important role in forensic, medical and veterinary science. In forensic science, they aid law enforcement in their investigations by helping to determine the time of death based on the size and maturity of the larvae or maggots.