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Bluebottle - Chrysomya megacephala

Family Calliphoridae

This page contains pictures and information about Bluebottle Blowflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. This Blowfly is also known as Oriental Latrine Fly.

Body length 8mm
 
This is a metallic blue Blowfly. The anterior spiracle is black. This Blowfly species look very similar to the C. saffranea. We recognized this species by there is black setulae hair around. Male has eye facets above much enlarged and sharply demarcated from those below.  
 

Male                                                                     

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We took the above photos in Karawatha Forest near the Frog-hollow on Mar 2011.  
 
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Female 

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The above photos were taken on White Hill on Apr 2011 and Tingalpa on Nov 2011.
 
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About photos were taken in Karawatha Forest Rocky Circuit on Mar 2007. 
 
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Reference:
1. GENUS CHRYSOMYA IN NEW GUINEA (Diptera : Calliphoridae) - By Maurice T. James, Pacific Insects 13 (2): 361-369, 1971.  
2. Incorrect report of cryptic species within Chrysomya rufifacies (Diptera : Calliphoridae) - B. D. Lessard, J. F. Wallman, M. Dowton, Invertebrate Systematics 23(6) 507514.
 Fisheries.
3. Oriental Latrine Fly - PaDIL. 

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Last updated: May 04, 2013.