Golden Blowfly
Male, ugly face
Hairy-maggot Blowfly
Female, dorsal
Golden Blowfly (Calliphora stygia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Golden Blowfly (Calliphora stygia)
This Photo:     Male, rear

Thank you (Wild_Wind) 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
Thanks to Insects of Tasmania web site, C. stygia has 3 presutural acrostichal bristle pairs, where as C. hilli has 2.

Similar Species: Golden Blowfly (Calliphora hilli)

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Jun-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.