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green bottle fly

Lucilia sericata

Description:

The common green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) is a common blow-fly found in most areas of the world, and the most well-known of the numerous green bottle fly species. It is 10–14 mm long, slightly larger than a housefly, and has brilliant, metallic, blue-green or golden coloration with black markings. It has black bristle-like hair and three cross-grooves on the thorax. The wings are clear with light brown veins, and the legs and antennae are black. The maggots (larvae) of the fly are used for maggot therapy.

Notes:

Spotted in my mother's garden.


1 species ID suggestions

Matthijs
Matthijs 7 years ago
Lucilia sericata

3 Comments

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 7 years ago

^_^

Matthijs
Matthijs 7 years ago

you're welcome! nice spottings you have!

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 7 years ago

Thank you for the ID Matthijs!

Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Lat: 14.66, Long: 121.07

Spotted on Aug 21, 2011
Submitted on Aug 23, 2011

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