Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Musca cornicina Fabricius, 1781
Orthellia caesarion Meigen, 1838
Other synonyms include Lucilia carolinensis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, a mistake as to the true relationship of the fly and its geographic origin.
Cosmopolitan; introduced to New World, presumably along with cattle.
Larvae live exclusively in bovine dung (cow pies). Adults feed on flowers and a variety of dung.(1)
Similar to Lucilia
, but with fewer acrostichal bristles and more green on the head. See diptera.info