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Medical Term:

Phaenicia sericata

Pronunciation: fe-nish'e-o ser'i-ka'ta


A common species of yellowish or metallic green blowfly (family Calliphoridae, order Diptera); an abundant scavenger feeding on carrion or excrement, and implicated in sheep strike and other forms of myiasis.

Synonym(s): Lucilia sericata

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