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Common Bush Fly - Musca vetustissima

Family Muscidae

This page contains pictures and information about Common Bush Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body  length 8mm and 10mm 
Common Bush Flies are grey in colour with two stripes on their back. We distinguished them by the wing vein M1+2 bent forwards with angle and reaching R4+5.
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Pictures were taken near Moolabin Creek in mid summer.
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Bush Flies develop as maggots in the animals dung. 
1. Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland - Queensland Museum Publications 2000, p107.
2. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p781. 
3. On the Fly, The Interactive Atlas and Key to Australian Fly Families CD Rom - Hamilton, J. et al. 2006. Brisbane : CBIT & ABRS. 
4. Studies on Australian Muscidae (Diptera). IV. A revision of the subfamilies Muscinae and Stomoxyinae - AC Pont, Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 21(21) 129 - 296, 1973. 
5. Key to the Australasian and Oceanian genera of Muscidae (Diptera) - Márcia Souto Couri, Departamento de Entomologia, Museu Nacional, 20940-040 Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil. 

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