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Species Lucilia cuprina - Bronze Bottle Fly

Hairy maggot blow fly - Lucilia cuprina - male Green fly - Lucilia cuprina Lucilia sericata - Lucilia cuprina Calliphoridae? - Lucilia cuprina - male fly - Lucilia cuprina Lucilia sps? - Lucilia cuprina - male Lucilia? - Lucilia cuprina Glossy-backed fly - Lucilia cuprina - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Calliphoridae (Blow Flies)
Genus Lucilia
Species cuprina (Bronze Bottle Fly)
Other Common Names
Australian Sheep Blowfly
Explanation of Names
Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann 1830)
circumtropical; in our area, north to VA-MO-CA(1)(2)
in our area, uncommon(2)
may infest sheep and cause cutaneous myiasis ('flystrike')