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Genus Calliphora

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Calliphoridae (Blow Flies)
Subfamily Calliphorinae
Genus Calliphora
Explanation of Names
Calliphora Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
'bearer of beauty'
Numbers
13 spp. in our area(1), >120 total
Range
throughout NA and much of the world; among our spp., three are widespread (livida, vicina, vomitoria), the rest mostly boreal transcontinental and/or western montane(1)
Works Cited
1.Keys to the genera and species of blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of America north of Mexico
Whitworth T.L. 2006. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 108: 689–725.