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Nocturnal Blowfly

Chrysomia sp.


Green blue metallic fly approx the size of a house fly although a little more stocky in build. Large dull-red eyes. Very active


Under street lighting inside a dimly-lit public phone booth among numerous other night flying creatures. I just realised I should include an image of the booth as few will know what I am talking of. I will do that tonight


The images are of a fly on acrylic or perspex window and a perspex light fitting. I was unable to decide if this specimen was an Oriental Latrine Fly (Chrysomya megacephala) or a Bluebottle (Chrysomya saffranea) or a large Greenbottle (Chrysomya rufifacies)

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Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Feb 15, 2013
Submitted on Feb 16, 2013

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