These look rather similar to me and may be the same species, but I could well be wrong about that!
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not sure about the spieces but i see alot of them in the garden and backyard they are intresting and a pretty colour
they are intresting and a pretty colour
Oh yes, very pretty looking. I find it a bit difficult to get that prettiness into a photo because their highly reflective "metallic" bodies seem to produce nasty over-exposed highlights very easily.
Images from Gordano Valley Avon Wildlife Trust sites http://www.flickr.com/photos/gardenersassistant/collections/721576266896...
Images mainly from our garden http://www.flickr.com/photos/gardenersassistant/
The names "green-bottle" and "blue-bottle" have been applied to a range of different fly species. This one, in genus Lucilia, is probably the one most often called a green-bottle, but there are similar green flies in four or five other genera from two families.
The photos are great, and a good example of taking several shots from different angles, making it much easier to suggest an identification.
The name blue-bottle is usually applied to the slightly larger blue-black files in genus Calliphora.
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