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Calliphoridae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Calliphoridae is a member of the Superfamily Oestroidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Calliphoridae:

The Family Calliphoridae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Abago

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Acronesia

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Acrophaga

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Adichosina

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Albuquerquea

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Aldrichina

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Amenia

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Angioneura

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Anthracomyia

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Apaulina

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Aphyssura

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Auchmeromyia

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Avihospita

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Bellardia

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Bengalia

Bengalia is a genus of blow flies in the family Calliphoridae with one authority considering the genus to belong to a separate family Bengaliidae. These bristly and, unlike the greens and blues of most calliphorids, dull colored flies, are especially noted for their relationship to ants. Little is known of their biology and life-cycle, although adults of many species are kleptoparasitic on ants and will snatch food and pupae being carried by ants or feed on winged termites. [more]

Biomyioides

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Blepharicnema

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Booponus

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Boreellus

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Bufolucilia

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Caiusa

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Calliphora

Calliphora is the type genus of blow flies, the family Calliphoridae. [more]

Calliphoridae

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Calliphorinae

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Calliphorini

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Callitrogopsis

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Catapicephala

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Cephysa

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Chlorobrachycoma

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Chloroprocta

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Choeromyia

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Chopardia

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Chopardimyia

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Chrysomya

Chrysomya is an Old World blow fly genus belonging to the family Calliphoridae. The Chrysomya genus contains a number of species including Chrysomya rufifacies and Chrysomya megacephala. The term ?Old World blow fly? is a derivative of both the associated family, Calliphoridae (blow flies), and the belief that the genus Chrysomya originated in Asia and migrated to North America only relatively recently. Chrysomya?s primary importance to the field of medico-criminal forensic entomology is due to the genus? reliable life cycle, allowing investigators to accurately develop a postmortem interval. Chrysomya adults are typically metallic colored with thick setae on the meron and plumose arista. [more]

Chrysomyia

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Chrysopyrellia

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Cochliomyia

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Coganomyia

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Compsomyiops

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Cordylobia

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Cyanus

Cyanus is a genus of flies in the family Calliphoridae. [more]

Cynomya

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Cynomyia

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Cynomyiomima

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Dasypollenia

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Decaryella

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Denatella

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Dexopollenia

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Dyscritomyia

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Eggisops

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Elephantolaemus

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Epiplastocerus

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Episthetosoma

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Eucalliphora

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Eucompsomyia

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Eumesembrinella

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Euphumosia

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Eurychaeta

Formosiomima

Francilia

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Gangelomyia

Giovanella

Gulmargia

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Gymnadichosia

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Gymnostylina

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Hemichrysomyia

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Hemigymnochaeta

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Hemilucilia

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Hemipyrellia

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Henriquella

Huascaromusca

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Hypopygiopsis

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Kenia

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia. [more]

Keniella

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Kuschelomyia

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Laneella

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Lispoparea

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Lucilia

A genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[1] [more]

Lucilini

Lucilla

Mallochomyia

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Megaloprepes

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Melanodexia

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Melanodexiopsis

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Melanomya

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Mesembrinella

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Metallicomyia

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Microcalliphora

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Morinia

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Mufetia

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Mufetiella

Myiolucilia

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Mystacinobia

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Neoamenia

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Neocordylobia

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Neomelinda

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Nepalonesia

Nepenthomyia

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Nesodexia

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Neta

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Nitellia

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Obscuria

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Ochracea

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Ochromelinda

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Ochromyia

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Onesia

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Onesihoplisa

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Onesiomima

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Opelousia

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Opsodexia

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Orizia

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Pachychoeromyia

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Paracompsomyia

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Paradichosia

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Paralucilia

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Paramenia

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Paraphumosia

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Paraplastocerus

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Paraplatytropesa

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Parapyrellia

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Paratricyclea

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Parochromyia

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Paurothrix

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Pavlovskiomyia

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Pericallimyia

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Phaenicia

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Phormia

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Phormiata

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Phumonesia

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Phumosia

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Plastocerontus

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Platytropesa

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Plinthomyia

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Pollenia

The cluster flies are the genus Pollenia in the blowfly family Calliphoridae. Unlike more familiar blowflies such as the bluebottle genus Phormia, they do not present a health hazard because they do not lay eggs in human food. They are strictly parasitic on earthworms; the females lay their eggs near earthworm burrows, and the larvae then infest the worms. However, the flies are a nuisance because when the adults emerge in the late summer or autumn they enter houses to hibernate, often in large numbers; they are difficult to eradicate because they favour inaccessible spaces such as roof and wall cavities. They are often seen on windows of little-used rooms. They are also sometimes known as attic flies. [more]

Polleniinae

Polleniopsis

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Pollenomyia

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Prosthetochaeta

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Prosthetosoma

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Protocalliphora

Protocalliphora or bird blowflies are a blow fly genus containing many species which are obligate parasites of birds. The larvae suck the blood of nestlings and are found in the nests of birds. The genus is affected by Wolbachia bacteria and it has been suggested that horizontal gene transfer may have led to the difficulty in separating species of Protocalliphora through DNA fingerprinting, with several species possessing identical mtDNA Cytochrome oxidase I sequences. [more]

Protophormia

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Pseudopsodexia

Pseudormia

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Pseudovomitoria

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Ptilonesia

Rhiniinae

Rhynchoestrus

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Sarconesia

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Sarconesiomima

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Sarconesiopsis

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Sepimentum

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Silbomyia

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Somomya

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Somomyia

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Spinthemyia

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Steringomyia

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Stilbomyella

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Stilbomyia

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Stomina

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Stomorhina

Stomorhina lunata is a species of fly in the family Calliphoridae, often misidentified because of the unusual band pattern in the abdomen, typical of hoverflies. S. lunata is an important egg predator of some major African agricultural pests, the South African Brown locust (Locustana pardalina), the more widespread Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria), and the migratory locust (Locustana migratoria). [more]

Strongyloneura

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Sumatria

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Tainanina

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Termitocalliphora

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Termitoloemus

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Tetraplastocerus

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Toxotarsus

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Triceratopyga

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Tricyclea

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Tricycleala

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Tricycleopsis

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Trypocalliphora

Verticia

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Wilhelmina

Wilhelmina (alternatively spelled Wilhelmine) is a female given name, originating from the German language and meaning "protector". Wilma, Willa, Willy, and Mina are short forms of the name, and male versions include William and Wilhelm. [more]

Xanthotryxus

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Xenocalliphora

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Xerophilophaga

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Zernyiella

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More info about the Genus Zernyiella may be found here.

Footnotes

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  1. http://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&keys=Lucilia&search=Search

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 01:49:34