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Abstract

First record of the hairy maggot blow fly, Chrysomya rufifacies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Indiana.

Abstract

The hairy maggot blow fly, Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart 1844; Diptera: Calliphoridae) is native to Australia but has been spreading to a worldwide distribution and has become established in the United States. This paper presents the first documentation of the species in Indiana, specifically in Valparaiso, Indiana. The species was found in September 2017 and again in October 2019. Its presence is variable in Northwest Indiana, but it seems to be found in the fall when the temperatures are at least 30°C prior to collection.