Black Blow Fly Phormia regina (Meigen, 1826)  

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 is 1 record 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)


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