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can you confirm Lucilia caesar?
Toby
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Posted on 05-04-2007 22:46
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so many similar species, I would like to confirm this is a real Greenbottle:

www.pbase.com/racketman/image/65070738.jpg
 
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for almost all calliphorids, we need to see genitalia to have sure about species. There are various Lucilia that looks the same.
 
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fair enough, guess i'll have to settle for Lucilia genus on all my 'Greenbottle' shots. Shame you cant tell from the eyes!

www.pbase.com/racketman/image/61194190.jpg
 
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very beatuiful photo!
the best would be the genitalia. Grin
 
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Being discribed first out of other Lucilia, L.caesar Linnaeus 1758 is a chrestomatic species for genus Lucilia in all popular guide-books. But it seems not as common species as guide-books authors think. As far as I know L.caesar has 2 post sut ac - yours 3ac, so it is another species of Lucilia.
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