Golden Blowfly
Male, rear
Ellura
Large Greenbottle
 
    
Hairy Maggot Blowfly (Chrysomya cf rufifacies)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)
Species: Hairy Maggot Blowfly (Chrysomya cf rufifacies)
This Photo:     Back
Other name: Blow Fly

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
~9mm long. This looks quite similar to Australian Sheep Blowfly (Lucilia cuprina), but the abdomen is larger & the black bands too thick. The wing venation also has Sc & R1 joined here, where as in L. cuprina they are quite separate. There are a surprisingly large number of these metalic green blowfly species.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Dec-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.