Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Limosina ferruginata Stenhammar, 1854
Explanation of Names
"Rusty" after the color. Most related species are black.
Second costal section (R1 to R2+3) longer than third (R2+3 to R4+5); mid tibia with 3 anterodorsal and posterodorsal bristles; thorax rusty red with a darker central stripe.
Cosmopolitan and very abundant in association with livestock. Probably native to Africa. (Papp, 2008)
(Along with C. vagans) "They are probably the most abundant species of higher flies in all parts of the World, where animal husbandry is significant. Billions and billions of specimens develop in dung heaps, in stables and also on pastures." (Papp, 2008)
Papp, L. 2008. A review of the Old World Coproica Rondani, 1861 (Diptera, Sphaeroceridae), with descriptions of twelve new species. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 54 (Suppl. 2), pp. 1–45