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Dark Blue Fly

Dark Blue Fly
Gum Grove Park, Orange County, California, USA
June 13, 2009
Size: housefly
Blue Bottle Fly?

Moved from Flies.

My guess is Calliphora sp., but the image is too dark to be sure

check Cynomya cadaverina

Possible, but the thorax patt
Possible, but the thorax pattern looks a little different. As far as I can tell from the pictures, cadaverina has an off number (3) of stripes including a center stripe, while this specimen with two parallel stripes off the center.

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