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Grey Rhiniin Fly - Metallea incisuvalis

Family Calliphoridae

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

Body length 6mm
The Metallea sp. can be distinguished by the strong setae on thorax. We found this fly when it was feeding on Grass-tree flowers.  
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From the reference information the Metallea species is associated with termite mounds but not much is known about their life cycle yet.  

1. A Revision of Australian Rhiniinae (Diptera : Calliphoridae) - J. P. Dear, Aust. J. Zool., 1977, 25, 779-826. 

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Last updated: March 03, 2011.