Bush Flies - Family Muscidae

This page contains pictures and information about Bush Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Bush Flies develop as maggots in the animals dung. Adults have two stripes on their back. The Common House Fly Musca domestica is also in this family.

Bush Fly
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Musca sp., mating couple, body  length 10mm and 12mm
Pictures were taken near Moolabin Creek in mid summer. 
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Last updated: January 09, 2005.