Magnified tens of thousands of times, details not seen by the human eye are revealed with stunning clarity. And there you have it ─ the maggot of a Blue Bottle Fly.
Interestingly, the Blue Bottle Fly is also known scientifically as the Calliphora Vomitoria. Yeah, they feed on vomit, feces, decaying meat, carcasses, road kill and garbage. Anything smelly.
A female Blue Bottle Fly will lay her eggs where she feeds, usually on putrid stuff. Larvae, commonly called maggots such as the fella seen above and below, soon hatch from the eggs and immediately begin feeding on the decomposing matter where they were hatched. After a few days of feeding, they are fully grown. And they fly off as the next generation of Blue Bottle Flies.
Blue Bottle Flies also feed on nectar, by the way. They are also pollinators to some flowers with strong odour.