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Large Greenbottle - Chrysomya rufifacies

Family Calliphoridae

This page contains pictures and information about Large Greenbottle Blowflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They are also known as Hairy maggot blowfly.

Body length 8mm
This fly is medium in size with metallic green body, with a distinct green hue when viewed under bright sunlit conditions. It has a silvery face covered with black hair. The anterior spiracle is white. All legs are black. The Blowfly has the board and round abdomen. 
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As all the flies in genus Chrysomya, they are carrion feeders. They may cause myiasis on live animal as well.  
Larvae are predaceous, feeding on the larvae of earlier-arriving flies. The larvae is one of the "hairy maggots". Bluebottle blowfly is commonly used as an indicator of the post-mortem interval (PMI). Carrion-breeding blowfly is important forensically because the development times of their larvae are the indicator for determining the minimum time since death. 
Large Greenbottle Blowfly is common in Brisbane.  


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They are common in Brisbane. They are most found resting on top of small plants seem waiting for something.
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1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 
2. GENUS CHRYSOMYA IN NEW GUINEA (Diptera : Calliphoridae) - By Maurice T. James, Pacific Insects 13 (2): 361-369, 1971.   
3. Hairy maggot blowfly Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) - PaDIL. 
4. Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart) -  - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO 2005   
5. hairy maggot blow fly - by Jason H. Byrd, University of Florida, 1998
6. Hairy Maggot Blowfly - Diptera (flies) of Orange County, California, by Peter J. Bryant 
7. On the Fly, The Interactive Atlas and Key to Australian Fly Families CD Rom - Hamilton, J. et al. 2006. Brisbane : CBIT & ABRS.
8. Sheep parasites Management of blowflies - Ken Wilson and Bob Armstrong, reviewed by Geoff Knights, Department of Primary Industries and

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Last updated: May 04, 2013.