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  Blowfly (Amenia unknown species)





Blowfly | Amenia unknown species photo
This Blowfly has brightly coloured head

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Blowfly | Amenia unknown species photo
This shot shows the metallic blue colour and markings on body.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



BLOWFLY FACTS

Identification
This Blowfly has a bright orange yellow head and brilliant metallic blue body with black cross bands on abdomen. It looks similar to the Snail Parasite Blowfly but does not have the large white spots. Not sure if it a different species of just a colour variation?

Size
12mm

Food
feeds on nectar

Breeding
Most species of blowflies lay their eggs on carrion or dung, but some species lay their eggs on living animals.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Calliphoridae
Genus:Amenia
Species:unknown species
Common Name:Blowfly

Relatives in same Genus
  Snail Parasite Blowfly (A. imperialis)