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Subfamily Muscinae

Blow Fly - Scavening - Eudasyphora Tan Fly - Musca domestica - male not Phormia regina - female Fly on Downspout - Stomoxys calcitrans Fly in Yarrow - Musca autumnalis - male Fly maybe Muscidae in a lek - Musca autumnalis fly - Musca autumnalis face fly - Musca autumnalis - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Muscidae (House Flies and kin)
Subfamily Muscinae
Among many others, this subfamily includes all the Muscidae with M vein elbowed as in Musca. Muscidae with M bent slightly towards R4+5 are not necessarily in Muscinae.
Female often with proclinate orbital setae. Genal dilation usually present in Muscini. Gena without upcurved setae in most. Anterior supra-alar seta (prealar) usually present. Mid tibiae often with pv. Hind tibiae in most with 1 pd.