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Superfamily Oestroidea

Zelia sp. - Zelia - male Belvosia species? - Belvosia Flesh Fly? Diptera ID Request Blow Fly - Lucilia - male Gymnoclytia occidua, male tachinid fly? - Gymnoclytia Tachinid Fly green fly sp. - Lucilia coeruleiviridis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
see (1)(2)
Numbers
~15,000 spp. worldwide arranged into 6-7 families(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Molecular phylogenetics of Oestroidea (Diptera: Calyptratae) with emphasis on Calliphoridae...
Marinho MAT, Junqueira ACM, Paulo DF, Esposito MC, Villet MH, Azeredo-Espina AML. 2012. Mol. Phylog. Evol. 65: 840-854.
2.Reclustering the cluster flies (Diptera: Oestroidea, Polleniidae)
Cerretti P, Stireman JO, Badano D, Gisondi S, Rognes K, Lo Giudice G, Pape T. 2019. Sys. Entomol. 44: 957-972.