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The family of flies (order Diptera) that includes the houseflies (Musca) and stable flies (Stomoxys).
[L. musca, fly]
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Although two of the above Muscidae records are non-Afrotropical (Haematobia irritans exigua from the Philippines and Australia), all the Muscidae species listed above are recorded as occurring in the Afrotropical Region (Pont 1980).
Both relict lineages actually share in the male sex a rather tapering, subcylindrical abdomen, with the terminalia and sternite V notably small, more reminiscent of Muscidae and Fanniidae than Anthomyiidae.
Keys to the Muscidae of the Ethiopian Region: Scatophaginae, Anthomyiinae, Lispinae, Fanniinae.
A key to the Afrotropical genera of Muscidae (Diptera).
Muscidae (Diptera) from Madagascar: identification keys, descriptions of new species, and new records.
Fifteeen species of Muscidae are added to the 42 species previously recorded from Namibia, including one new species.
For example, although large families such as Scarabaeidae and Muscidae cannot easily be assigned to FFG without further identification, many orders, such as adult Odonata, Neuroptera and Orthoptera, and superfamilies, such as parasitoid Ichneumonoidea and the piercing/sucking Pentatomoidea, share broad feeding styles.
Muscidae were identified by Marcia Couri, Chloropidae by John Ismay and Milichiidae by John Swann.
The 20 records available to me are as follows (sex of asilid bracketed): Coleoptera: Buprestidae ([female]), Coccinellidae ([female]), Dermestidae ([male]), Melyridae ([female]), Scarabaeidae (3[male] 3[female]); Diptera: Muscidae ([male]); Hemiptera: Lygaeidae ([male]), Pentatomidae ([male]); Isoptera: Hodotermitidae (3[male] 2[female]); Orthoptera: Tridactylidae (2[male]).
Muscidae Atherigona 5 orientalis Schiner Coenosopsia prima 6 Malloch Coenosia sp.
Stoffolano (1970) examined figures from Zimmin (1951) of the anal plates of Muscidae and noted that besides differences in anal organ size, there is much variation in surface appearance and shape.