Green Parasitic Blowfly
S1 Male, dorsal
Ellura
Green Parasitic Blowfly
S1 Male, Face
 
                      
Green Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Green Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia sp ES01)
This Photo:     S1 Male, profile

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~11mm long. You could easily be forgiven for thinking these were bees, as they scour the Melaleuca flowers. They're quite timid so hard to get close enough to see details
We thought this was A. leonina but Tony Daley said, with our thanks, that while "A. leonina has pale yellow or golden postorbits", so does A. albomaculata. So we've lifted this to genus level.
We photographed 7 specimens in Feb, Mar & Apr.

Copyright © 2014-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.