Image: Eastern Golden Haired Blowfly
Eastern Golden Haired Blowfly, Calliphora stygia - Corpse Fauna
- Richard Major
- © Australian Museum
Calliphora stygia is a large brown blowfly that is common and annoying in houses, and features regularly in insecticide commercials. It is one of the earliest flies to visit a corpse and will also feed on living sheep provided that Lucilia cuprina has invaded the sheep's tissues first. Unlike Lucilia, this species of blowfly is present throughout the year, and is able to exploit corpses during the cold months.