Lucilia sericata

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: This introduced fly is found across Australia and around the world.

Description: This fly was approximately 10 millimetres long.

Notes: Females produce eggs which are laid straight on to carcasses or open wounds of living animals. 

These flies were photographed in January and February.

References: Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:7538f230-647b-496d-8184-056383a4a96c

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_green_bottle_fly

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