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  Blowfly (Metallea sp)





Blowfly | Metallea sp photo
Metallea species feeding on Leptospermum flowers.

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BLOWFLY FACTS

Identification
This blowfly is greyish with brown patterned abdomen. They have prominent bristles on the thorax and abdomen.

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. The maggots feed on the dung.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Calliphoridae
Genus:Metallea
Species:sp
Common Name:Blowfly