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Genus Lispe

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Muscidae (House Flies and kin)
Subfamily Coenosiinae
Tribe Limnophorini
Genus Lispe
Explanation of Names
Lispe Latreille 1796
~200 spp. total (Vikhrev 2014)
"Lispe is one of the more easily recognized genera of Nearctic Muscidae and can be readily distinguished by the rather large apically dilated palpi and setulose pteropleura. Aldrich (1913) has given an excellent enumeration of the various characters common to all species, and it need only be added that most Nearctic species possess one or more hairs on pre-episternum 3."(1)
almost cosmopolitan(2)
larvae in mud with organic content(2)
larvae are obligate carnivores, adults prey on other insects(2)
Works Cited
1.A review of nearctic Lispe Latreille (Diptera, Muscidae)
Frederic Marhoff Snyder. 1954. American Museum of Natural History.
2.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.