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Snail parasite blowfly

Amenia chrysame

Description:

This was a sturdy fly with a metallic green thorax and abdomen. The frons was a deep orange and the face yellow. Post orbital stripes were a pale yellow.
The thorax had four longitudinal white stripes and two white spots. Abdominal segments had white spots.

Habitat:

Spotted feeding on a Kunzea plant in a reserve.

Notes:

An attractive fly from the Calliphoridae family.
Larvae are born well developed and are said to parasitise land snails.
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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 29, 2021
Submitted on Nov 29, 2021

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