Genus Calliphora

Subgenus Australocalliphora
Australocalliphora can be separated from the other subgenera above by the form of their presutural acrostichals, with the distance between the rows being less than the distance between the two pairs (ie of the Onesia-type). Calliphora (Australocalliphora) tasmaniae is the only Tasmanian species currently placed in this subgenus. It can be distinguished from other Tasmanian Onesia and Calliphora by the combination of the entirely black legs with presence of yellow hairing at the sides.

Calliphora (Australocalliphora) tasmaniae
Calliphora (Australocalliphora) tasmaniae female Calliphora (Australocalliphora) tasmaniae male

Subgenus Calliphora
Australia has only one species in this subgenus, the introduced European Bluebottle.

Calliphora (Calliphora) vicina
Calliphora (Calliphora) vicina male Calliphora (Calliphora) vicina male Calliphora (Calliphora) vicina

Subgenus Neocalliphora
This subgenus includes golden blowflies with densely haired eyes (C. nigrithorax and C. ochracea), but also species with indistinctly haired eyes (C. stygia). All have three presutural acrostichal bristle pairs and the forecoxae are blackened, at least in part. C. stygia is notable for being the only Tasmanian Calliphora species to have the males with distinctly enlarged upper eye facets.

Calliphora (Neocalliphora) nigrithorax
Calliphora (Neocalliphora) nigrithorax female Calliphora (Neocalliphora) nigrithorax male Calliphora (Neocalliphora) nigrithorax female

Calliphora (Neocalliphora) stygia
Calliphora (Neocalliphora) stygia female Calliphora (Neocalliphora) stygia male Calliphora (Neocalliphora) stygia male

Subgenus Paracalliphora
This subgenus, and Neocalliphora, comprise all the Tasmanian golden blowfly species – ie largish blowfies with golden abdomen and legs. In Paracalliphora the eyes are never haired and the presutural acrostichal bristle pairs usually number two (all Neocalliphora have three presutural acrostichal pairs).

Calliphora (Paracalliphora) hilli
Calliphora (Paracalliphora) hilli female Calliphora (Paracalliphora) hilli male

Unplaced to Subgenus

Calliphora dispar
Calliphora dispar Calliphora dispar

Pending ID – Calliphora
cf. Calliphora sp.