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Bluebottle bubbling.

Observed: 21st April 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bluebottle (Calliphora sp.) bubbling.
Description:

Large bluebottle "bubbling" its stomach contents in afternoon sunshine, maybe to speed up digestion.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bluebottle Fly (Calliphora) interacts

Comments

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I would not put the species

I would not put the species ID up, but I think I see yellow tegulae and black hairs on the jowls, so vicina.

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vicina

OK, many thanks for this tip. Calliphora sp. it remains formally tho...

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