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European Bluebottle Blowfly - Calliphora (Calliphora) vicina

Family Calliphoridae

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

Female, body length 8mm
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This is an introduced species from Europe. the abdomen is entirely metallic blue. Legs are entirely black. Eye is bare (hairless). 
We found this fly in Yimbin Park Near Sunnybank on July 2009. 

1. Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO 2005.  
2. The tribe Calliphorini from Australian and Oriental regions, II. Calliphora-group (Diptera: Calliphoridae) - Kurahashi, H 1971, Pacific Insects 13: 141-204 [195].  
3. Calliphora (Calliphora) vicina Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 - PaDIL. 

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Last updated: January 14, 2013.