Small Hairy-maggot Blowfly
S5, Female, profile
Small Hairy-maggot Blowfly
S5, Female, Head
Small Hairy-maggot Blowfly (Chrysomya varipes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Small Hairy-maggot Blowfly (Chrysomya varipes)
This Photo:     🔍S4, Female, Wing Venation🔎
Other name: Blow Fly

Thank you Santiago (sanpa) 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
Under 6mm long. They have a distinctive orange face, with orange plumose antennae, separating them from their larger cousins. Unlike many flies, these can't be easily differentiated by their eye speparation. The males of this species have very hairy front tibia, which is missing on the females we've found so far. We photographed 5 specimens in Feb & May.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.