Hairy Maggot Blow Fly (Chrysomya sp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY:  Hairy Maggot Blow Fly (Chrysomya sp.)

Calliphoridae Family (blowflies) My photo didn’t give a clear enough view of the characteristics that would confirm species.  Introduced species.  Potential to cause disease in livestock.  Larval Stage provides significant Benefits in Forensic Medicine

larvae feed on carrion
Adults pollinate
Shown on Florida Native Plant: MUSCADINE GRAPE (Vitis rotundifolia)
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