Lucilia sericata  (Meigen 1826)
Main synonym = Phaenicia sericata    (Meigen, 1826)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Diptera / Calliphoridae
Common Green Bottle fly     Dehbija tal-Ħmieġ
Further Information:
A distinctive Calliphorid common throughout the Maltese Islands. Larvae feed on dead and decaying organic material, and as a result adults are usually found near refuse or animal remains. Adults are also often seen on flowers. 8mm in length.

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