Calliphoridae


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Related to Calliphoridae: Muscidae, Tachinidae, Dolichopodidae

Calliphoridae

[kal′əfôr′ədē]
Etymology: Gk, kallos, beauty, pherein, to bear
a family of medium-sized to large, usually hairy, metallic blue or green flies that belong to the order Diptera, serve as pathogenic vectors, and may cause intestinal or nasopharyngeal myiasis in humans. These flies include the genera Auchmeromyia, Calliphora, Chrysomyia, Cochliomyia, Cordylobia, Lucilia, Phaenicia, Phormia, and Sarcophaga.

Calliphoridae

the family containing most of the important blowflies, including Calliphora, Chrysomyia, Lucilia, Callitroga and Phormia spp.
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The families of Phoridae, Heleomyzidae, Bibionidae, Scatopsidae, Scenopinidae, and Mydidae which were found at the Kiuic site, are fairly general, as are the families of Sarcophagidae, Drosophilidae, Therevidae, Ceratopogonidae, Sciomyzidae, and Calliphoridae which were found within the Tabi site.
coeruleiviridis was the most prevalent species of Calliphoridae on 16-30 kg pig carcasses (Gruner et al.
Many species of Calliphoridae are saprophages that feed on animal carcasses, whereas others are obligate parasites.
The discovery of several puparia of Calliphoridae containing other calliphorid puparia inside is evidence of more than a single generational cohort.
Additionally, considering that several Calliphoridae, Muscidae, and Sarcophagidae species cause myiasis and can transmit pathogens to man and other vertebrates (Guimaraes & Papavero 1999), the need for field surveys to fully establish the distribution of these species becomes clear.
The flies, identified primarily to the order Diptera and the families Muscidae and Calliphoridae, were counted; the count showed that 917 [+ or -] standard deviation (SD) (843.
adult wingless exposed Gastropoda Stylommatophora adult wingless exposed Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae adult winged exposed Coccinellidae adult winged exposed Diptera Calliphoridae adult winged exposed Cecidomyiidae Giraudiellci spp.
Wild-caught flies belonged to the families Calliphoridae (96% of total flies), Sarcophagidae (2%), and Muscidae (2%).
For a long time, Rhinophoridae was regarded as infra-familial rank within Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae or Tachinidae, and only recently the group has been treated as a separate family (Hennig 1973; Crosskey 1977; Wood 1987).
In this paper we describe the first record of necrophagous dipterans of the Family Calliphoridae associated with carrion decomposition in the semi-arid region of Brazil, and briefly discuss the ecological implications of the establishment of non-native species.
3% of adult Calliphoridae collected in beef liver traps (n = 1128) (L.
1 Syrphidae 4 3 Tephritidae 2 4 Calliphoridae 3 Muscidae 2 8 Sciaridae 8 Dolichopodidae 21 20 Ephydridae 26 2 Lauxaniidae 2 1 Chloropidae 68 21 Chamaemyiidae 1 Agromyzidae 16 3 Drosophilidae 6 1 Stratiomyidae 4 Empididae 1 Phoridae 5 Chironomidae 2 Milichiidae 7 Mycetophilidae 2 Cecidomyiidae 1 Pipunculidae 1 Otitidae 1 Sepsidae 4 Anthomyzidae 13 Trixoscelididae 2 Lepidoptera 0.