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Black Tessellated Golden Blowfly - Calliphora (Australocalliphora) canimicans

Family Calliphoridae

This page contains pictures and information about Black Tessellated Golden Blowflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Female, body length 8mm
Black Tessellated Golden Blowflies are dusty metallic dark blue in colours. Thorax, scutellum are metallic dark blue. Abdomen segments have the conspicuously tessellated markings. Legs with coax, femur and tibia in black. 
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The male photo was take near Buhot Creek on July 2011.
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Pictures were taken in Sunnybank near Bulimba Creek on Jan 2011.
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1. The tribe Calliphorini from Australian and Oriental regions, II. Calliphora-group (Diptera: Calliphoridae) - Kurahashi, H 1971, Pacific Insects 13: 141-204 [195].   

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Last updated: December 25, 2012.