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Fly (House) Muscidae Species 2

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:       Diptera
Suborder:   Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Section:     Schizophora
Subsection: Calyptratae
Superfamily: Muscoidea
Family:      Muscidae

This small house fly is a very distinctive species, with a golden face, and tachinid like antennae (especially in the male). It is quite common in Auckland, even in urban areas. Nobody can put a name on it. It may be an overlooked native species, as muscid experts overseas do not recognise it.





The wing veins.