Blue bottle flies are scavengers and are attracted to dead animals and other decaying organic matters like dead rodents/ birds/ animals and can be often observed hovering around fish markets, garbage dumps etc and are known as carriers of diseases. Bluebottle fly body colour is very distinct and similar to coloured bottles so the name.
Life Cycle of bluebottle fly:
- Eggs: hatch within -0-8 hours
- Larva: Same as the house fly larva but bigger in size
- Pupal stage: 7 – 12 days to mature.
- Adult is 6-12mm in length.
- Metallic blue colour.