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Species Chrysomya megacephala - Oriental Latrine Fly

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Calliphoridae (Blow Flies)
Subfamily Chrysomyinae
Genus Chrysomya (Hairy Maggot Blow Flies)
Species megacephala (Oriental Latrine Fly)
Explanation of Names
Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius 1794)
native to the Old World, adventive in NA (so. US: SC-FL-AL, TX-NM)(1)
rarely found in our area(1); in c. TX, though, much more common than Ch. rufifacies (=v=)
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.