Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Polleniidae

Fly - Pollenia - female Pollen covered fly - Pollenia Pollenia sp.? - Pollenia Probably Pollenia rudis - ? - Pollenia - male cluster fly - Pollenia - female Pollenia sp. - Pollenia - female cluster fly - Pollenia - female A small marauding fly - Pollenia - female
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
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.