Lesser Brown Blowfly
Female, ventral
Golden Blowfly
Lesser Brown Blowfly (Calliphora dubia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Lesser Brown Blowfly (Calliphora dubia)
This Photo:     Female, profile
Other name: Smaller Yellow Golden Blowfly

Thank you Tony Daley for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
We thought this was C. augur. But Tony said "It would be a choice between C. augur and C. dubia - 2 pairs of presutural acrostichals, 3 postsutural pairs, and general colouration seen here (especially the large central metallic area on abdomen). The former species has the fifth tergite with yellowish pruinescence while the latter with white pruinescence there."

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Nov-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.