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Tribe Stomoxyini - Blood-feeding Muscidae

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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 Stomoxyini (Blood-feeding Muscidae)
Three genera, each with a single species, in North America
Distinguished from other Muscoidea by the prominent hard beak.
Worldwide. One species (H. alcis) is native to North America, mostly Canada. The others were introduced from the Old World before the 20th century.
Both males and females feed on blood.