Common species of Calliphoridae likely to be encountered in and around animal production facilities are as follows:
Phormia regina (Meigen)
A species commonly called the black blow fly because the head is chiefly black and the body is olive to blackish-green colour. The legs are black. The mesothoracic spiracles are fringed with an orange pubescence that is readily seen in fresh specimens. 8–12 mm long.
Phaenicia (Synonym: Lucilia) sericata (Meigen)
A bright coppery green with yellowish palps and a faint line longitudinally on the dorsum of the abdomen. 6–9 mm long.
Phaenicia (Synonym: Lucilia) cuprina (Wiedemann)
A dull copper colour with a median longitudinal line on the dorsum of the abdomen. 6–8 mm long.
Calliphora vicina (Robineau–Desvoidy)
A blue colour. Abdomen distinctly blue and the head blackish with lowerpart reddish-yellow. 9–11 mm long.
Protophormia terraenovae (Robineau-Desvoidy)
A robust bright dark greenish blue to deep blue with black legs and dark pubescence around the mesothoracic spiracles. 8–12 mm long.