Calliphora augur

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Calliphora augur
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female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Calliphoridae
Genus: Calliphora
Species: C. augur
Binomial name
Calliphora augur
Fabricius, 1775

Calliphora augur, known as the lesser brown blowfly or bluebodied blowfly, is a species of blow-fly that is native to Australia. It is similar to the eastern goldenhaired blowfly (common brown blowfly) but slightly smaller, and its abdomen has a central dark blue patch.

It is a common visitor to houses and is also noted as a perpetrator of flystrike on sheep. It lays living maggots (Viviparous), unlike most blow-fly species which lay eggs.

Illustrative view from above showing the blue patch on the abdomen

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