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Chrysomya sp.

Metallic blowfly at Bald Hills, NSW

Chrysomya sp. at Bald Hills, NSW - 2 Feb 2019
Chrysomya sp. at Bald Hills, NSW - 2 Feb 2019
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Identification history

Chrysomya sp. 4 Feb 2019 jgl
Amenia imperialis 3 Feb 2019 JulesPhotographer

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6 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   4 Feb 2019
I don't think this is Amenia imperialis ... it doesn't seem to have a yellow head, and it lacks spots on the abdomen. It looks a bit more like one I saw yesterday, which I'm tentatively calling Rutillia ... what do you think?
Unidentified on 2 Feb 2019
James may be able to confirm these for us.
jgl wrote:
   4 Feb 2019
The way that the eyes aren't bulbous, but rather, wrap around continuously with the spherical/ovoid profile of the head make me think this is closer to Chrysomya. Also, the body segments have a more constant cylindrical shape, rather than being robust, and the metallic banding on the (dorsal) abdomen is broken on T3 but not T4 - thats unlike any Rutilia or Amenia i've seen, although I guess its possible. It's a challenging call because we only have a single angle at poor resolution, but I'd wager this is most likely a species of Chrysomya, or something completely unrelated, like a metallic Strat or Syrphid. You just can't see any of the key characters (wing venation, antenna, face).
jgl wrote:
   4 Feb 2019
You'll find pictures of Rutilia and various Ameniines helpfully scattered amongst actual Chrysomya on the Atlas Of Living Australia Chrysomya gallery.
KerriLee wrote:
   4 Feb 2019
Thanks for your time and all your insights James - it's great to have you on board!
jgl wrote:
   4 Feb 2019
Happy to help, cheers!
   5 Feb 2019
Thank you to both of you! Alas, this little guy flew away before more could be taken, and these from some distance with a 200mm lense. If when exploring this area again, and happen upon it, I will attempt to get other angles for better identification. Thank you both once again! Jules

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Notamacropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Bald Hills, NSW - 16 Nov 2019 by JulesPhotographer
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Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Bald Hills, NSW - 31 Oct 2019 by JulesPhotographer
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Notamacropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Bald Hills, NSW - 9 Jul 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Bald Hills, NSW - 18 Jun 2019 by JulesPhotographer
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Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-spined Ant, Golden Ant) at Bald Hills, NSW - 23 Feb 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Bald Hills, NSW - 1 Feb 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Bald Hills, NSW - 1 Feb 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Bald Hills, NSW - 1 Feb 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Dolomedes sp. (Unidentified Dolomedes fishing spider) at Bald Hills, NSW - 1 Feb 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Phasmida sp. (order) (Unidentified stick insect) at Bald Hills, NSW - 1 Feb 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Bald Hills, NSW - 31 Jan 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Bald Hills, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Bald Hills, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Bald Hills, NSW - 16 Jan 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Bald Hills, NSW - 11 Jan 2019 by JulesPhotographer
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Bald Hills, NSW - 10 Nov 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Bald Hills, NSW - 28 Oct 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Bald Hills, NSW - 26 Oct 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Bald Hills, NSW - 26 Oct 2018 by JulesPhotographer
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Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Bald Hills, NSW - 3 Jun 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Bald Hills, NSW - 27 May 2018 by JulesPhotographer
PHOLCIDAE sp. (Daddy Long-legs Spiders) at Bald Hills, NSW - 7 May 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Bald Hills, NSW - 7 May 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Bald Hills, NSW - 30 Apr 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Bald Hills, NSW - 26 Mar 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Hemicloea sp. (Flat bark spider) at Bald Hills, NSW - 23 Feb 2018 by JulesPhotographer
PHOLCIDAE sp. (Daddy Long-legs Spiders) at Bald Hills, NSW - 23 Feb 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Bald Hills, NSW - 21 Feb 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Bald Hills, NSW - 21 Feb 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Notamacropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Bald Hills, NSW - 14 Feb 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Bald Hills, NSW - 16 Jan 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Bald Hills, NSW - 1 Jan 2018 by JulesPhotographer
Lomera (genus) at Bald Hills, NSW - 31 Dec 2017 by JulesPhotographer
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Bald Hills, NSW - 29 Dec 2017 by JulesPhotographer

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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