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Fly (Brown blowfly) Calliphora stygia

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Subsection: Calyptratae
Superfamily: Oestroidea
Family: Calliphoridae
Subfamily: Calliphorinae
Genus: Calliphora
Species: Calliphora
Binomial name Calliphora stygia
Common name: Brown Blowfly, Rango Tumaro.

This fly was introduced from Australia and is now common through out New Zealand. It is covered in golden brown hairs. A problem to sheep farmers causing flystrike were eggs are laid and the resulting maggots burrow into the sheep.

Life cycle of a fly