Blow Fly

Common Name: Blow Fly

Order Name: Diptera

Family Name: Calliphoridae

Flies are an extremely diverse group of insects and have adapted to exploit numerous environments. This fly feeds and lays its eggs in bird droppings. Some flies have even adapted to live out their larval stages within naturally occurring pools of petroleum. One type of small fly known as a midge is responsibly for the pollination of our favorite tree, without which there would be no chocolate.