Blue Snail Parasitic Blowfly
Maroon Parasitic Blowfly
Female, dorsal, ~10mm
Blue Snail Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia leonina)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Fly (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)
Species: Blue Snail Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia leonina)
This Photo:     Rear

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
You could easily be forgive for thinking this was a bee, as it scours the Melalueka flowers. And it's quite timid so hard to get close enough to see the short antennae; that put in the Fly (Diptera) order, not

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species