Australian Sheep Blowfly

Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann, 1830)

This rather common blowfly has a metallic outer appearance and red-brown eyes. It is the major pest blowfly species in Australia and is responsible for initiating over 90 per cent of all flystrike.

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What habitats does Lucilia cuprina live in?

Farmland or around garbage and carrion

What is the distribution of Lucilia cuprina?

Worldwide. Mainland Australia and Tasmania.

How big does Lucilia cuprina grow?

Can grow to around 10mm

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