The typical bluebottle and greenbottle flies are one of the five subfamilies under the family Calliphoridae. They are generally known as the blowflies. The subfamilies are classified chiefly on the bases of the bristles on their thorax. Other characteristics are provided for substantial clarification.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Yoshimoto, Carl M. and Millspaugh, D. D.
"A prelilninary List of the Calliphorinae (Diptera) known to occur in Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 57(1), 545-547.
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