Green Parasitic Blowfly
S4 Female, posterior
Maroon Parasitic Blowfly
S9 Male, profile
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Blow Fly (Calliphoridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Maroon Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia sp ES02)|
|This Photo:||🔍S9 Male, dorsal🔎|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Males & Females are both ~10-11mm long. The genders can separated by the eye separation at the top; male eyes nearly touch at the top.
They are difficult at times to pick from Amenia cp ES01 as these also can show green reflections. They may be the same species, but we suspect not. ES01 never has any maroon reflections. The maroon reflections here are much more obvious out in the sun on a bush. Inside with studio lighting they are much more difficult to see; with the specimens being very dark and difficult to see details of hair, etc.
We have photographed 13 specimens in Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov & Dec