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RHINOPHORIDAE (woodlouse-flies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Clemons, L., 2010 Progress with recording the woodlouse-flies (Diptera, Rhinophoridae) of Watsonian Kent
Diptera (flies): Diptera (flies)
Falk, S., in prep. Test key to British Rhinophoridae
Falk, S., in prep. British blowflies (Calliphoridae) and woodlouse flies (Rhinophoridae)
Herting, B., 1961 Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region: vol 216 64e Rhinophorinae
van Emden, F.I.,, 1954 (P97) Diptera: Cyclorrhapha Calyptrata (I) Sect (a) Tachinidae and Calliphoridae

Generic key

Pape, T., 1998 Manual of Palaearctic Diptera Vol 3 - Rhinophoridae

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to RHINOPHORIDAE (woodlouse-flies)

RHINOPHORIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)
(two-winged flies)
(short-horned flies)
(hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 8 feeding and other relationships of RHINOPHORIDAE (woodlouse-flies)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A small family of small slender black bristly flies. The larvae are mostly parasitoids of woodlice.
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