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Blue Bottle

Observed: 12th June 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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side
face
bum
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Description:

Maybe a Blue bottle fly but how can I seperate it from a Blowfly? And why is it not blue all over?
And oh goodness - will I HAVE to try to understand these?
postacrostichal bristles
basicosta
subcostal sclerite
bucca
lower calypter
gena
anterior spiracle

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mydaea's picture

The yellow hairs on the

The yellow hairs on the cheeks make it vomitoria. A 'bluebottle' is a 'blowfly'.

dejayM's picture

hairs

Ah, thanks; the yellow ('golden' in my research) hairs will be a key feature for me.
Is C.vicina easy to separate?
Thanks

Mydaea's picture

It is the only one with a

It is the only one with a yellow (at least in part) basicosta.