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Genus Boettcheria

Sarcophagid 01 - Boettcheria bisetosa - male Sarcophagid 01 - Boettcheria bisetosa - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Sarcophagidae (Flesh Flies)
Subfamily Sarcophaginae
Genus Boettcheria
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Boettcheria Parker, 1914
Numbers
Seven species in our area. (1)
Identification
"This genus may be separated from other Nearctic sarcophagid genera by a combination of the following features: postalar wall bare; costa with an irregular ventral row of setae extending from base to, or just past, R1; long set of setae oflower calyptral fringe extending to posterolateral corner."(1)
Life Cycle
Species in this genus have been reared from Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, and Orthoptera. (1)
Remarks
"The genus Boettcheria contains some of the most commonly collected sarcophagids in North America." (1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the genus Boettcheria in America north of Mexico (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)
Dahlem, G.A. and W.L. Downes Jr.,. 1996. Insecta Mundi, 10: 77-103.