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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Pollenia vagabunda

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Polleniidae
Genus Pollenia (Cluster flies)
Species vagabunda (Pollenia vagabunda)
Explanation of Names
Author: Meigen, 1826
Range
Most records are from Northeastern and Northwestern United States and adjacent Canada. Introduced from Europe before 1958.(1)
Internet References
Ecology of Commanster. Some images.
Works Cited
1.Cluster flies (Calliphoridae: Polleniinae: Pollenia) of North America
Adam Jewiss-Gaines, Stephen A. Marshall, and Terry L. Whitworth. 2012. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification.