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Greenbottle species?

Observed: 12th May 2010 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
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I think that this is a greenbottle. The tail end of the abdomen is greenish and I read that Lucilia caesar develop a coppery tinge with age. However, I don't know if that is also true of other Lucilia species, so I've opted for a broad identification. The third photo is (obviously) of a different individual at the same location, but I don't know if this is the same species as the coppery one.

    Likely ID
    Greenbottle (Lucilia sp.)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • Matt Smith
      Amateur Entomologists' SocietyBees, Wasps and Ants Recording SocietyDipterists ForumPeople's Trust for Endangered SpeciesTachinid Recording Scheme
      Invertebrates expert
    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
      Invertebrates expert
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