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Photo#288078
Dark Blue Fly

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

Moved
Moved from Flies.

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

check Cynomya cadaverina
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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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