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Posted on 08-02-2007 07:37

Location: Central Coast, Australia
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I took this photograph in my garden, temperate coastal climate, East coast Australia in January which is the middle of summer for us. The fly was typical house fly size but noticeable because of the blue colouring. I'm knew to identifying flies and insects, my major interest is plants but I have a few pictures of flies which I am hoping you people can name for me.
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Posted on 08-02-2007 07:48

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Trying again with the photo.
ChristmasHills attached the following image:

Edited by Paul Beuk on 08-02-2007 08:27
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Posted on 08-02-2007 10:59
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Chances are, in Australia, that it is Chrysomyia sp [Calliphoridae] They are more likely to look blue than Lucilia, which looks green. It also seems to have the very 'packed solid' rounded log shaped body of Chrysomyia and black tergite edges.
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Posted on 08-02-2007 14:02
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Should have added - could be Neomyia sp [Muscidae], but I thought the M vein bend was probably too sharp (can't see it very well though). Doesn't seem overly endowed with thoracic bristles and it is holding its antennae quite close to its face though. Hmm - the more I think about it the more it could be Neomyia, but still favour Chrysomyia at the momentGrin
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