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Species Lucilia silvarum

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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)
Genus Lucilia
Species silvarum (Lucilia silvarum)
Explanation of Names
Lucilia silvarum (Meigen 1826)
Identification
Three postsutural acrostichal setae, two postsutural intra-alar setae, black palps(1)
Range
Widespread thru the US and southern Canada(1)(2)
Habitat
Attracted to carrion, often parasitic in frogs and other amphibians(2)
Season
Spring to fall(2)
Life Cycle
Utilizes both carrion and amphibian hosts. Females will lay eggs on the back of a frog. Larvae burrow into the head, eating eye and nasal tissues, killing the host within 2 weeks(2)
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.
2.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.