Lesser Brown Blowfly
Female, profile
Golden Blowfly
Male, dorsal
Golden Blowfly (Calliphora hilli)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Golden Blowfly (Calliphora hilli)
This Photo:     Female
Other name: Hill's Brown Blowfly

Thank you (Wild_Wind) for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Thanks to Insects of Tasmania web site, C. hilli has 2 presutural acrostichal bristle pairs, where as C. stygia has 3.
Tony Daley, from Insects of Tasmania, said of a different specimen to ours "With the all dark legs and typical golden tessellated abdomen it will be one of the more obscure species."

Similar Species: Golden Blowfly (Calliphora stygia)

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Aug-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.