I’ve gone by ‘if the green house flies are around, so is poop or something dead’ my whole life and left it at that. When my kid asked me why it was green, I knew we would have to find out what they are all about. Also, how’s it eating a dead fish?
WHY ARE THEY CALLED BLOW FLIES? There was an old English term called Flyblown. It was meat with fly eggs on it. (females lay their eggs in flesh and meat which then provides sustenance for them when they hatch.
DID YOU KNOW? Flies spit enzymes onto their food (like carrion for example, which is rotting animal flesh) and use their spongy mouth parts to slurp it up.
Wanna see bottle fly babies come out?
A few more fly facts: With an incredible sense of smell, blow flies can smell their food over a mile away and their eggs play a crucial role in helping crime scene investigators determine time of death.