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Genus Cochliomyia - Screwworm Flies

Secondary screwworm? - Cochliomyia macellaria Cochliomyia macellaria - female Calliphoridae? - Cochliomyia macellaria Green Fly - Cochliomyia macellaria Calliphoridae? - Cochliomyia macellaria Secondary screwworm - Cochliomyia macellaria - male Blue fly - Cochliomyia macellaria - male little blue fly - Cochliomyia macellaria
Classification
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 Cochliomyia (Screwworm Flies)
Explanation of Names
Cochliomyia Townsend 1915
'snail fly'
Numbers
4 spp., all in our area(1)(2)
Identification
genae (cheeks) orange, see comments:
Range
in our area, throughout US to so. Canada; 2 spp. are Neotropical and only reach so. FL, one has been eradicated (formerly widespread in so. US north to SC-IN-IA-c.CA), so C. macellaria is the only species one may expect to encounter(1)
Remarks
two spp. cause myiasis and considered pests: C. hominivorax (Primary Screwworm, extirpated) and C. macellaria (Secondary Screwworm, widespread)(3)