Sighting

Matt Campbell 25 Dec 2015

Mum dropping the kids off (Calliphora sp)

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Sighted 22 Dec 2015
LOT 15 Jumbuk Rd, Jeeralang Junction VIC 3840, Australia

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  • Matt Campbell 25 December 2015
    Calliphora
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Calliphoridae: Calliphora
    Matt Campbell says

    I found this blowfly depositing maggots into a dead Swamp Rat. It appears that someone beat her to it as in the third shot you can see eggs and more maggots which are quite different to hers.

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Notes

  • Matt Campbell 26 December 2015
    Tagged With thanks tony
    Matt Campbell says

    Thank you once again Tony. I wouldn't normally hang around a dead rat long enough to get such an opportunity but in this case the rat was a rather important record. I thought while I was there, I may as well record the fly too and she obligingly allowed me to get the shots I did!

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 25 December 2015
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    Ellura Sanctuary says

    I love that description Matt. I hope Ken sees it & put's it in Bugle. Brilliant! And by the way, your photo's are ridiculously good!

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  • Tony D. 26 December 2015
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    Tony D. says

    Charming! Great work on capturing her ovipositing live larvae. The mum is either C. augur or C. dubia.

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  • Matt Campbell 25 December 2015
    Tagged With thanks brett
    Matt Campbell says

    Thanks so much Brett. My issue with my shots is consistency, some are truly awful! But I try.

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