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Genus Lucilia

Won't even guess on this one - Lucilia sericata Blow fly on pumpkin - Lucilia sericata - female Green Bottle Fly - Lucilia sericata - female Fungus-ridden Fly - Lucilia 9013450 Calliphorid - Lucilia silvarum - male Green fly - Lucilia - female calliphorid sp - Lucilia Common Green Bottle Fly? - Lucilia
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Calliphoridae (Blow Flies)
Genus Lucilia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phaenicia Robineau-Desvoidy 1863
Explanation of Names
Lucilia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
12 spp. in our area(1), >160 total
key to spp. in(2)
key to eastern Canadian species in (3)
the only genus of the subfamily Luciliinae found in the continental US(1)
See Also
Neomyia cornicina (Muscidae) is similar but has fewer acrostichal bristles. Typically has more green on head as well:
Works Cited
1.Blow flies of North America: Keys to the subfamilies and genera of Calliphoridae, and to the species of the subfamilies...
Jones N., Whitworth T., Marshall S.A. 2019. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 39: 1-191.
2.Keys to the genera and species of blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of America north of Mexico
Whitworth T.L. 2006. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 108: 689–725.
3.Blow flies (Diptera;Calliphoridae) of eastern Canada with a key to Calliphoridae subfamilies and genera of eastern North America
Marshall S.A., Whitworth T., Roscoe L. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 11: 1-93.