Maroon Parasitic Blowfly
S9 Male, Face
Maroon Parasitic Blowfly
S13 Female, dorsal
Maroon Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Maroon Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia sp ES02)
This Photo:     🔍S9 Male, Hair🔎

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

Copyright © 2020-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Feb-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.