- any of several metallic-green blowflies, as Phaenicia sericata.
Origin of greenbottle fly
Also called green·bot·tle.
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Examples from the Web for greenbottle
Nothing tells us that the grub of the greenbottle does not adopt this method of growing.
Remember the grubs of the greenbottle, fed on hard-boiled white of egg.
Many of them make off with a greenbottle egg between their teeth.
Here swarm in common the grubs of the greenbottle, the flesh fly and the bluebottle.
The Greenbottle grubs, and the grubs of other Flies as well, have a wonderful power of turning solid things into liquid.Insect Adventures
J. Henri Fabre
- a common dipterous fly, Lucilia caesar, that has a dark greenish body with a metallic lustre and lays its eggs in carrion: family Calliphoridae
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