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Species Neomyia cornicina

Metallic Lucilia -? - Neomyia cornicina - female Green Bottle Fly - Lucilia - Neomyia cornicina - male Blow Fly? - Neomyia cornicina - male Green fly - Neomyia cornicina Small Green Fly - Neomyia cornicina Neomyia cornicina shiny blue fly - Neomyia cornicina
Classification
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
Tribe Muscini
Genus Neomyia
Species cornicina (Neomyia cornicina)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Musca cornicina Fabricius, 1781
Orthellia caesarion Meigen, 1838
Other synonyms include Lucilia carolinensis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, a mistake as to the true relationship of the fly and its geographic origin.
Range
Cosmopolitan; introduced to New World, presumably along with cattle.
Food
Larvae live exclusively in bovine dung (cow pies). Adults feed on flowers and a variety of dung.(1)
See Also
Similar to Lucilia, but with fewer acrostichal bristles and more green on the head. See diptera.info.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.