MUSCIDAE
(muscid flies: house fly, green bottles)

Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
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ID refs
Female - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 1 illustrated subtaxa
Female - dorsal view (Click to view)
Species
Species 1 ident. refs
Species 1 ident. refs
Male - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 1 illustrated subtaxa
Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 2 illustrated subtaxa
Male - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 1 illustrated subtaxa
Genus 1 illustrated subtaxa 1 ident. refs
Female - in situ - dorsal view - close-up (Click to view)
Species
Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 2 illustrated subtaxa
Female - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view - wings apart (Click to view)
Genus 2 illustrated subtaxa
Female - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 1 illustrated subtaxa
Female - dorsal view (Click to view)
Species
Top view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Male thorax - dorso-lateral view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 5 illustrated subtaxa
Male - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 1 illustrated subtaxa
Male - dorsal view (Click to view)
Species
Male - dorsal view (Click to view)
Species
Female - dorsal view (Click to view)
Species 1 ident. refs
Female - dorsal view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 2 illustrated subtaxa
In situ - front three-quarters view (Click to view)
Unidentified
Taxonomic hierarchy:
FamilyMUSCIDAE (muscid flies: house fly, green bottles)
SuperfamilyMUSCOIDEA (dung and house flies)
Section Calyptratae (dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue & green bottles)
InfraorderMuscomorpha (hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)
SuborderBRACHYCERA (short-horned flies)
OrderDIPTERA (two-winged flies)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 7 general literature references relevant to MUSCIDAE (muscid flies: house fly, green bottles)

MUSCIDAE (muscid flies: house fly, green bottles) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 76 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for MUSCIDAE (muscid flies: house fly, green bottles)
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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