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Species Bellardia vulgaris


Blow flies of North America: Keys to the subfamilies and genera of Calliphoridae
Full title: Blow flies of North America: Keys to the subfamilies and genera of Calliphoridae, and to the species of the subfamilies Calliphorinae, Luciliinae and Chrysomyinae

The subfamilies, genera, and most frequently encountered species of North American Calliphoridae are reviewed, including a comprehensive pictorial key to the forensically important blow flies of North America. Distribution maps are provided for all species.

Blow Flies of Eastern Canada
"Blow flies (Diptera; Calliphoridae) of eastern Canada with a key to Calliphoridae subfamilies and genera of eastern North America, and a key to the eastern Canadian species of Calliphorinae, Luciliinae and Chrysomyiinae"

An interactive regional key, full of color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was.

Keys to the Genera and Species of Blow Flies (Diptera:Calliphoridae) of America North of Mexico - Terry Whitworth
This is a link to a pdf file of Dr. Terry Whitworth's paper on Calliphoridae that appeared in the Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington in June of 2006. The key has many beautifully detailed illustrations and there is also a simple key that will allow one to discriminate calliphorids from other similar Diptera. I emailed him in January 2008 and he generously agreed to share this paper from his web site link (www.birdblowfly.com).

Fly control in livestock and poultry production, by Novartis Animal Health Inc.
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Jump to: Species pages | Wing diagrams

Diptera.info
arguably, world's most vibrant and influential forum, image gallery, and info resource on Diptera

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Nearctic Diptera (Discover Life's IDnature guide)
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Identification Key to the Common Forensically Important Adult Flies (Diptera) of Northern Kentucky
Information and keys to important forensic flies in Kentucky.

Includes nice illustrations of fly anatomy, key to calyptrate families, and a key to species of Calliphoridae.


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The Diptera Site
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apparently a spinoff of(1); edited by Irina Brake, NHM London.
well worth exploring