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Family Polleniidae

DC Cluster Fly - Pollenia - male Sarcophaga? - Pollenia February Blow Fly - Pollenia - male Fly party - Pollenia - male Unknown Fly - Pollenia Fly 9/4 - Pollenia - male diptera - Pollenia Sping fly - Pollenia
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Polleniidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
see (1); used to be treated as a subfamily of Calliphoridae
Explanation of Names
Polleniidae Brauer & Bergenstamm 1889
Numbers
Two genera in our area: (2)
Pollenia, introduced from the Old World, with 7 known species in the Nearctic. Widespread.
Melanodexia, a native genus with 9 species. Western.
Works Cited
1.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.
2.The world Polleniidae (Diptera, Oestroidea): key to genera and checklist of species
Silvia Gisondi, Knut Rognes, Davide Badano, Thomas Pape, and Pierfilippo Cerretti. 2020. ZooKeys 971: 105-155.