Sighting

Erica Siegel 1 Mar 2019

fly - Chrysomya megacephala

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Sighted 27 Feb 2019
8 Barrett St Birkdale 4159 Qld Australia

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Identifications

  • Tony D. 1 March 2019
    Chrysomya megacephala
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Calliphoridae: Chrysomya: megacephala
    Common Names: Flies, Calliphorids, oriental latrine fly
    Tony D. says

    The orange 'jowls' and blackish mesothoracic spiracle (placed on side of thorax just below shoulder) = Chrysomya megacephala. Chrysomya rufifacies is most similar but the jowls are dusted whitish-grey and the mesothoracic spiracle white. Compare the species : https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/Carrion_flies_of_Australia/index.htm#

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  • Erica Siegel 1 March 2019
    Erica Siegel says

    Thank you Tony D most helpful, much appreciated

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  • Erica Siegel 1 March 2019
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