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 Paracalliphora
This subgenus, and Neocalliphora, comprise all the Tasmanian golden blowfly species – ie largish blowfies adorned with golden hairing, abdomen golden-yellowish, and legs largely red. In Paracalliphora the eyes are never haired and the presutural acrostichal bristle pairs usually number two (all Neocalliphora without hairy eyes have three presutural acrostichal pairs). C. fulvicoxa (Tas. and Aus. mainland) is a golden blowfly in this subgenus with the presutural acrostichals numbering 3 but is differentiated from similar in Neocalliphora by the postocullar colour being golden instead of silver.

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

Calliphora (Paracalliphora) maritima
Calliphora (Paracalliphora) maritima female

Subgenus Neocalliphora
This subgenus includes golden blowflies with densely haired eyes, C. nigrithorax (Tas. and Aus. mainland) and C. ochracea (Aus. mainland only), but also golden blowflies with indistinctly haired eyes, C. stygia (Tas. and Aus. mainland) and C. albifrontalis (WA, SA), which differ from similar looking Paracalliphora by the presence of three presutural acrostichal bristle pairs plus postocullar colour silver.  C. stygia is notable for males with eyes virtually touching above and the upper eye facets distinctly enlarged.

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

Unplaced to Subgenus

Calliphora dispar
Calliphora dispar Calliphora dispar

Pending ID – Calliphora
cf. Calliphora sp.