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Genus Calliphora

Blow Fly (Calliphora sp.) - Calliphora - male fairly big black fly - Calliphora vomitoria - male blue-green abdomen, striped thorax on ovipositing on carcass - Calliphora livida - female Oestroidea ? - Calliphora - female Blow Fly - Calliphora - male Calliphora latifrons? - Calliphora latifrons - male Female, Calliphora latifrons? - Calliphora latifrons Muscid Fly - Calliphora
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Calliphoridae (Blow Flies)
Subfamily Calliphorinae
Genus Calliphora
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Calliphora Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
'bearer of beauty'
Numbers
13 spp. in our area, close to 80 total(1)
Range
throughout NA and much of the world (highest species richness in Australasia); among our spp., three are widespread (livida, vicina, vomitoria), the rest mostly boreal transcontinental and/or western montane(2)(1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Nearctic Calliphora Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Calliphoridae)
Tantawi TI, Whitworth TL, Sinclair BJ. 2017. Zootaxa 4226: 301–347.
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.