Translation of blowfly in Spanish:


moscarda, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbloʊˌflaɪ//ˈbləʊflʌɪ/

nounPlural blowflies

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    moscarda feminine
    • Fly parasites are useful for the control of house flies, stable flies, blowflies, and many other fly species.
    • A European blowfly, yet another life-form introduced to New Zealand, proved to be as harmful as the weasels.
    • To keep flies, and especially blowflies, away from and breeding in your garbage bin, soak strips of old sheeting in a liquid repellent made by dissolving ten drops of citronella oil and three drops of peppermint oil in a litre of water.
    • For nervous children going to the toilet had the usual problems of non-flush toilets - blowflies, spiders, and even wetas, and possums on the roof.
    • When the blowflies enter the flower, slanted spines prevent exit, and the flies are trapped overnight, spreading their pollen to the mature female florets inside the flower.
    • In fact, they are regarded as beneficial because they are predators of many insects that do hold pest status, such as house flies and blowflies.
    • None of the wounds developed an infection or became infested by blowfly.
    • Only a few species of fly larvae, primarily blowflies, are suitable for such duty.
    • So in some splendid still lifes you will find blowflies sitting on a pear or the odd maggot creeping out of a peach.
    • What was decomposing the carcasses, given the total absence of fossils of the larger flies, such as flesh flies and blowflies (whose larvae, which we call maggots, feed on carrion)?
    • In the mid-1990s, when poachers shot three adult bears and two cubs near a garbage dump and cut out their gallbladders, scientists used the timing of blowflies hatching on the dead cubs to tie two suspects to the scene of the crime.
    • The soundtrack is dominated by the rich buzz of blowflies, the same winged buzz that punctuate later scenes set at the garbage dump.
    • These tiny wasps are important biological control agents of nuisance flies, such as the house fly and blowfly.
    • It is embellished with thousands of black-and-white scraperboard illustrations so superbly detailed that you can count every hair on a blowfly's bum.
    • It sounds to me like a blowfly buzzing around in a chandelier.
    • To answer your second question: be thankful they weren't blowflies.
    • The unique characteristic of these fascinating plants is their flowers, whose odour is not likely to cause amour unless the recipients of the odours are blowflies.
    • To make matters worse, the sound of the blast had drawn news helicopters from all directions like blowflies to a murdered corpse.
    • He was dozing gently in the autumn sunshine when a late blowfly droned past, rousing him for his soporific state.
    • The diverse group of fly species called schizophorans includes houseflies, fruit flies, and flesh-burrowing blowflies.