Calliphora (Paracalliphora) hilli

Golden Blowfly, Calliphora (Paracalliphora) hilli
Calliphora hilli is very similar to C. stygia though males can be distinguished by the lack of enlarged upper eye facets. Females of these two species are a bit harder to separate and in this respect the differing number of presutural acrostichal bristle pairs (ie medial pairs before the transverse thoracic suture) present for each species can be used – C. stygia have three presutural acrostichal bristle pairs where as C. hilli have two (click here for comparison).

Male
Late October 2014
Port Huon
Photos AD

Female
Late December 2014
Port Huon
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cf. C. (P.) hilli (Female)
Late October 2011
Snug
Photo KE

Mid January 2019
Rocky Cape National Park, Sisters Beach
Photo KE

Late September
Mount Field National Park
Photos KE

IMG 7867  IMG 7866

Early November 2023
Scamander
Photos KE

IMG 8911  IMG 8912  IMG 8913

Mid November 2023
Scamander
Photos KE

IMG 9262  IMG 9262 2