View Full Version : Dichaetomyia johannis (Orange Bush Fly)

21-02-12, 12:22 PM
Scientific Name: Dichaetomyia johannis

Common Name(s): Orange Bush Fly

Other Names: Bush Fly

Class: Insecta

Order: Diptera

Family: Muscidae

Genus: Dichaetomyia

Species: D. johannis

Distribution: Australia wide except Tasmania

Habitat: Drier areas

Field Notes: Orange brown in colours with red brown eyes. Its abdomen and legs are grey-yellow. Adults built is stocky and strongly brislted. Muscid larvae live in many habitats with carrion,dung, fungi and otting vegetation being the most important. Size - 8 mm

Photo by Dusty, Feb 2012. Location: Jimna, QLD>