enter image description hereI found this stunningly beautiful Fly in a graveyard in Point Lonsdale Australia. Can someone tell my what type it is Please.

It was wide as my thumbnail about 3cm long.


Could be a blue rutila fly (Family Tachinidae) http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_tachinids/BlueRutiliaFly.html. Or the green rutila fly, which is similar.

Or the golden head rutila: enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ I believe that you have the correct family; I'm less certain the species is right. $\endgroup$ – Arthur J Frost Jan 30 at 0:26
  • $\begingroup$ Why down vote my post? My answer provides new information that is useful because it identifies the family of the insect, which is more than the OP had to begin with. $\endgroup$ – prefectionist Jan 30 at 20:06
  • $\begingroup$ I am not familiar with the site, I didn't vote you down or if I did I didn't mean to. Picture by Perfectionist has more similar features. Thankyou for responding. They are quite stunning and detailed. $\endgroup$ – Rob Jones Feb 22 at 6:03

I guess it is a blow fly (Calliphoridae)

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    $\begingroup$ The coloration looks different, the proportions between the eyes and the body definitely are, and the shape of the eyes differ as well. $\endgroup$ – Alex Jan 27 at 17:09

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