Black Blow Fly Phormia regina (Meigen, 1826)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Calliphoridae   >   Genus Phormia   

Status:

From BugGuide:
1) This species is used in forensics to determine time of death;
2) the maggots can be used to clean wounds;
3) the species can cause secondary myiasis in animals and is a pest of livestock.

Where to find:

Attracted to dung and carrion (BugGuide).

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A female Black Blow Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/12/2016). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A female Black Blow Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/12/2016). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A female Black Blow Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/12/2016). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Black Blow Fly in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/10/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Black Blow Fly in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/10/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Black Blow Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/15/2018). Determined by John F. Carr and Even Dankowicz via BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Black Blow Fly in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/10/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Black Blow Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/14/2020). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Black Blow Fly in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/10/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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