Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#27182
Blow Fly with Caterpillar Prey - Cynomya cadaverina

Blow Fly with Caterpillar Prey - Cynomya cadaverina
DuPage County, Illinois, USA
May 20, 2005
Size: 8mm

Moved
Moved from Blue blowfly.

Cynomya cadaverina
This looks like Cynomya cadaverina to me. Again, might be worth having Dr. Whitworth recheck this identification, as it looks like something might have gotten mixed up.

 
Inclined to agree
I don't see the presutural intra-alar, and the general habitus seems more like C. cadaverina. The calypters seem dark, but that may just be a photographic artifact.

Moved
Moved from Blow Flies.

At long last, a home! Thank you.

Calliphora vicina -- det. T.L. Whitworth

Fly.
Fly is definitely a blow fly in the family Calliphoridae. Not sure of the genus, though. Update: Leaning toward Cynomyopsis cadaverina, based on tapered abdomen (quite metallic, too), overall appearance. Calliphora tend to be more robust.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.