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Shiny Green Monster (dorsal) - Lucilia sericata - female

Shiny Green Monster (dorsal) - Lucilia sericata - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
May 30, 2015
Size: 7.5mm
These are images of a Green Blow Fly, that is most likely a female Lucilia sericata.

ID Info:
Keying to Species of Genus Lucilia: (Whitworth 2006)(1)
Sex = ♀ Female (wide eye-gap)
1. - Ocellar triangle of female small, not reaching half way to lunule = 2
2. - Palp orange to yellow, not darkened apically; length of head at level of lunule less than half head height (some exceptions); third abdominal tergite with marginal setae not especially strong or erect (some exceptions); basicosta usually yellow, orange, or brown = 5
5. - Three postsutural acrostichal setae; abdomen with apparent mesal division in which one half is microtomentose, the other half is shining (one exception, L. thatuna) = 9
9. - First flagellomere narrower than width of parafacial at level of lunule, usually not cupped or with reddish margin; frons of male, at narrowest, with frontal plates widely separated, frons 0.12-0.21 head width; frons of female, at narrowest, 0.35-0.40 head width = 10
10. - Central occipital area with group of 2-5 setae below inner vertical seta; metasternum setose; abdomen usually bright green, occasionally shining coppery; humeral callus with 6-8 small setulae along posterior margin; notopleuron usually with 5 or more setulae on posterior border; frons of male narrower, at narrowest about equal to width of parafacial at level of lunule, avg. = 0.13/6 of head width; frons of female at narrowest avg. = 0.37/8 head width; Widespread distribution = Species sericata Meigan 1826

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Images of this individual: tag all
Shiny Green Monster (dorsal) - Lucilia sericata - female Shiny Green Monster (face) - Lucilia sericata - female Shiny Green Monster (ventral) - Lucilia sericata - female Shiny Green Monster (lateral) - Lucilia sericata - female Shiny Green Monster (mouthparts) - Lucilia sericata - female Shiny Green Monster (thorax hairs) - Lucilia sericata - female Shiny Green Monster (without extension) - Lucilia sericata - female Shiny Green Monster (abdominal extension) - Lucilia sericata - female Shiny Green Monster (abdomen rear) - Lucilia sericata - female

Moved
Moved from Lucilia.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

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