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Goldenhaired Golden Blowfly - Calliphora (Neocalliphora) stygia

Family Calliphoridae

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

Male, body length 10mm
Goldenhaired Golden Blowflies are dusted metal blue in colour with silvery or golden tessellation and golden hair on abdomen. Legs are dark brown to black with  yellow in colours, There is brown on wings near the wing base.
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This blowfly look similar to the other Blowflies but with steel-blue area at the top of abdomen. 
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This Goldenhaired Golden Blowfly is quite common in Brisbane. It seems that they are seen mostly during the winter months, from July to October.  
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From reference infromation, this blowfly is a primary sheep-maggot fly in eastern Australia and New Zealand.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p781. 
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p375. 
3. On the Fly, The Interactive Atlas and Key to Australian Fly Families CD Rom - Hamilton, J. et al. 2006. Brisbane : CBIT & ABRS.
4. Eastern Goldenhaired Blowfly - PaDIL.
5. The tribe Calliphorini from Australian and Oriental regions, II. Calliphora-group (Diptera: Calliphoridae) - Kurahashi, H 1971, Pacific Insects 13: 141-204 [195].  
6. Calliphora (Neocalliphora) stygia (Fabricius, 1782) - PaDIL. 

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Last updated: December 28, 2012.