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
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.