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Photo#95739
Metallic

Metallic "bronze" fly on flowers - Neomyia cornicina
Williamson County, Texas, USA
February 13, 2007
Size: ~10-15 mm
This brilliantly metallic fly, more coppery toward the thorax and more bronzy on the abdomen, was roughly 2/3 to 3/4 the size of the bluebottle (?) also seen on flowering elbowbush the same day. The entire abdomen was shiny and metallic, with a faint green iridescence (hence, the "bronze" look. It was more active than the blue fly, making it harder to get good images.

Moved
Moved from Blow Flies.

Blow fly.
This is a blow fly in the family Calliphoridae. Not sure which genus.

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