Muscomorpha
(hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)

Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
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Female - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view - wings apart (Click to view)Dorsal view (Click to view)
Section (Zoo.) 271 illustrated subtaxa 245 ident. refs
Female - dorsal view (Click to view)Adult - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - latero-dorsal view - visiting flower (Click to view)
Series (Zoo.) 134 illustrated subtaxa 65 ident. refs
Alate - wings spread - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Fly - side view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view (Click to view)
Section (Zoo.) 172 illustrated subtaxa 98 ident. refs
Taxonomic hierarchy:
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 563 general literature references relevant to Muscomorpha (hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)

Muscomorpha (hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3,637 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Muscomorpha (hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)
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