Bug Shots

A closer look at insect photography

Hairy Maggot Blow Fly

Posted by Darren on April 15, 2010

Here’s a shot of what I believe is Chrysomya rufifaciea, the beautifully named “Hairy Maggot Blow Fly”.  A favourite insect of mine to photograph as they won’t spook easily.  Their best feature by far are their large red eyes that I try to make the focus of these shots.   I find them easier to locate later in the afternoon when the light is fading, and they are finding a roost for the night.  They have metallic bodies with a blueish tinge that is hard to miss.


One Response to “Hairy Maggot Blow Fly”

  1. Now that’s a fly!

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