|Flies in the scientific family Calliphoridae come in a variety of shiny metallic colors, and have many common names: bluebottles, greenbottles, carrion flies, cluster flies, and blow flies. Click on the photo to enlarge.|
"How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes!"
"...Come hither, hither, pretty Fly, with the pearl and silver wing;
your robes are green and purple..."
from The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt. Click here to read it.