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Genus Bellardia

Muscid? - Bellardia blue bottle fly - Bellardia bayeri - male blue bottle fly - Bellardia bayeri - male blue bottle fly - Bellardia bayeri - male blow fly - Bellardia bayeri - female blow fly - Bellardia bayeri - female blow fly - Bellardia bayeri - female blow fly - Bellardia vulgaris - male
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 Bellardia
Explanation of Names
Bellardia Robineau-Desvoidy 1863
Numbers
2 spp. in our area (both adventive)(1), dozens in the Old World
Identification
key to spp. in(1)
Range
Palaearctic genus, adventive in NA (ne. US: B. bayeri MA NH, B. vulgaris NJ)(1)
Food
believed to be earthworm parasites(1)
Life Cycle
the only viviparous blowflies in North America(1)
Remarks
Bellardia All. 1795 is a plant genus (Orobanchaceae or Scrophulariaceae)
Works Cited
1.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.