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Yellow Rhiniin Fly - Metallea nigripilosa

Family Calliphoridae

This page contains pictures and information about Yellow 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, the metallic reflections and the irregular white dusting. This species has black hairs on yellowish-brown body. The head is mostly yellow to orange-yellow in colour. 
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.