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Species Cynomya cadaverina - Shiny Blue Bottle Fly

Tachynid? - Cynomya cadaverina Fly - Cynomya cadaverina Blue fly of some sort - Cynomya cadaverina Calliphora vicina? - Cynomya cadaverina blowfly - Cynomya cadaverina Cynomya cadaverina - female Fly - Cynomya cadaverina Stout blue fly - Cynomya cadaverina
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 Cynomya
Species cadaverina (Shiny Blue Bottle Fly)
Explanation of Names
Cynomya cadaverina Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
Identification
Lacks a presutural intra-alar bristle (character state also present in the western Calliphora grahami)(1)
Range
NA (widespread: AK to Greenland, south to CA-TX-GA)(2)(3)
Habitat
Common on carrion and excrement(4)
Season
Most common in fall and spring(4)
Food
Decaying materials, especially carrion/excrement(4)
Remarks
known to cause myiasis in older wounds(4)
Works Cited
1.Cluster flies (Calliphoridae: Polleniinae: Pollenia) of North America
Adam Jewiss-Gaines, Stephen A. Marshall, and Terry L. Whitworth. 2012. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification.
2.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5
3.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.
4.Blow flies (Diptera;Calliphoridae) of eastern Canada with a key to Calliphoridae subfamilies and genera of eastern North America
S.A. Marshall, T. Whitworth, L. Roscoe. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 11: 1-93.