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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 from Blow Flies.

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

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