Hairy-maggot Blowfly
Female, dorsal
Hairy-maggot Blowfly
Female, profile
Hairy-maggot Blowfly (Chrysomya rufifacies)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Hairy-maggot Blowfly (Chrysomya rufifacies)
This Photo:     Female, profile
Other name: Blow Fly

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli & 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
~9mm long. This looks similar to Australian Sheep Blowfly (Lucilia cuprina), but the abdomen is larger & the black bands too thick. The wing venation also has Sc & R1 joined here, where as in L. cuprina they are quite separate. There are a surprisingly large number of these metallic green blowfly species.

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