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Blue Calliphorid Fly

A female Melinda sp (Diptera: Calliphoridae).  Identification confirmed by Theo Zeegers here.  There are 2 species of Melinda on the UK list, M. viridicyanea and M. gentilis but it is not easy to distinguish them from photos (in particular the blue colour is not a safe criterion).

Photos taken in Barnard Castle, County Durham, UK, 2010-08-06.

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