Snail parasitic blowfly - Amenia sp. by Andrew Trevor-Jones
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© Copyright 2012 Andrew Trevor-Jones

Snail parasitic blowfly, Amenia sp., at Mount Sion Park, Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Pop-up flash, Mini diffuser

ISO 200, 1/60s, f/22, EV+1.67

Apparently, these blowflies lay their eggs on land snails and the larvae become parasites on the snail.

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snail parasitic blowfly, amenia, insects, flies, d300, 60mm, 2012

I have been participating in photography in one form or other since I was very young. It has been a passion that has not left me.

Most of my photographs are of natural subjects both above and below the water, with macro photography being my favourite.

I use Nikon gear and Ikelite housings.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

    ( To help us tidy up the group it would be appreciated if you could remove as many of your older works as possible – Thanks Ray )

    If you have already done this THANK YOU

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

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  • Thanks, Ray.
    14 January 2012.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this blowfly. Never seen one with golden head. Awesome and beautiful – for a blowfly. :-)

  • Thanks, Jean. This is the first time I had seen one like this, too. That was what caught my eye.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 2 years ago

    WOW I haven’t seen one of these before! Top shot my friend! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks, Gabe. I wonder if I will ever see one again.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 2 years ago

    Hi Andrew, I’m just amazed that you know what this is called. I’m sure you’ll find another one, just start looking for snails. I can’t help you there now, my new ducks are cleaning up my snail population. I tell you I did find this cool looking beetle, need to get it identified. Might upload when I get a chance.

    Gabe :)

  • I use the Brisbane Insects site for most of my insect and spider ID. I get matches most of the time and those that I can’t find I can usually find elsewhere. This one was just off the path in the local bush. I think I just got lucky.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

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