Bluebottle (Calliphora vicina)

Bluebottle (Calliphora vicina)

Observation - Bluebottle (Calliphora vicina). Description: Blowfly with metallic blue abdomen. The occiput has pale hairs which separate it from C.vomitoria. Parts of the head and antennae have a reddish ground colour as shown in the second pic at full size. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-d

Blowfly with metallic blue abdomen. The occiput has pale hairs which separate it from C.vomitoria. Parts of the head and antennae have a reddish ground colour as shown in the second pic at full size.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/scientific-advances/forensics/calliphora-vicina/taxonomy/index.html