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MUSCIDAE (muscid flies: house fly, green bottles)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Coenosia mollicula (Fallen, 1825) (a muscid fly)
Female - dorsal view
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Graphomya maculata (Scopoli, 1763) (a muscid fly)
Female - dorsal view
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Haematobia irritans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Horn Fly) Species 1 ident refs
Haematobosca stimulans (Meigen, 1824) (a muscid fly) Species 1 ident refs
Hebecnema vespertina (Fallen, 1823) (a muscid fly)
Male - dorsal view
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Helina impuncta (Fallen, 1825) (a muscid fly)
Male - dorsal view
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Helina reversio (Harris, [1780]) (a muscid fly)
Female - dorsal view
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Hydrotaea cyrtoneurina (Zetterstedt, 1845) (a muscid fly)
Male - dorsal view
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Lispocephala fuscitibia Ringdahl, 1944 (a house-fly) Species 1 ident refs
Mesembrina meridiana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Noon Fly, Black Noon Fly)
Female - in situ - dorsal view - close-up
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Morellia aenescens Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (a muscid fly)
Male - dorsal view
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Morellia simplex (Loew, 1857) (a muscid fly)
Female - dorsal view
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Musca autumnalis De Geer, 1776 (Face Fly, Autumn House-fly)
Female - dorsal view
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Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758 (House-fly)
Male - dorsal view - wings apart
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Mydaea corni (Scopoli, 1763) (a muscid fly)
Female - dorsal view
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Neomyia cornicina (Fabricius, 1781) (a green bottle)
Female - dorsal view
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Phaonia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (a genus of muscid flies)
Phaonia rufiventris (a muscid fly), eg: Phaonia rufiventris (a muscid fly) - Top view Phaonia subventa (a muscid fly), eg: Phaonia subventa (a muscid fly) - Male - dorsal view Phaonia tuguriorum (a muscid fly), eg: Phaonia tuguriorum (a muscid fly) - Male thorax - dorso-lateral view Unidentified Phaonia (Unidentified Phaonia Muscid Flies), eg: Unidentified Phaonia (Unidentified Phaonia Muscid Flies) - Male - dorsal view
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Polietes lardarius (Fabricius, 1781) (a muscid fly)
Male - dorsal view
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Pyrellia rapax (Harris, [1780]) (a green bottle)
Male - dorsal view
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Spanochaeta dorsalis (von Roser, 1840) (a muscid fly)
Male - dorsal view
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Stomoxys calcitrans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Stable Fly, Biting Housefly)
Female - dorsal view
Species 1 ident refs
Thricops diaphanus (Wiedemann, 1817) (a muscid fly)
Female - dorsal view
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Thricops semicinereus (Wiedemann, 1817) (a muscid fly)
Female - dorsal view
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Unidentified Muscidae (Unidentified Muscid Flies: House Fly, Green Bottles)
In situ - front three-quarters view
Unidentified  

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Fonseca, E.C.M. d’Assis, 1968 Diptera: Cyclorrapha Calyptrata Sect (b) Muscidae
Gregor, F., Rozkosny, R., Barták, & Vanhara, J., 2002 The Muscidae (Diptera) of Central Europe

Muscini

Genera
Nihei, S.S. & de Carvalho, C.J.B., 2009 The Muscini flies of the world (Diptera, Muscidae): identification key and generic diagnoses

MUSCIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
DIPTERA
(two-winged flies)
BRACHYCERA
(short-horned flies)
Muscomorpha
(hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 76 feeding and other relationships of MUSCIDAE (muscid flies: house fly, green bottles)

Further Information

Field craft Many species breed in dung or carrion. In these cases the females can be found on the substrate, while males wait hopefully on nearby vegetation.

Due to the unsavoury habits of the flies, collecting tubes should be washed in disinfectant after use.
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