family Calliphoridae


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Noun1.family Calliphoridae - blowflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
Calliphora, genus Calliphora - type genus of the Calliphoridae: blowflies
genus Lucilia, Lucilia - greenbottle flies
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In this paper we describe the first record of necrophagous dipterans of the Family Calliphoridae associated with carrion decomposition in the semi-arid region of Brazil, and briefly discuss the ecological implications of the establishment of non-native species.
Among the diverse types of human myiasis that can occur in tropical regions, those in skin tissue are the most frequent, especially those generated by flies of the family Calliphoridae, of which the predominant species are Cordylobia anthropophaga (tumbu fly); C.
For example, fossilized Diptera of the family Calliphoridae have been found in association with Pleistocene mammals from Argentina, and represent an example of an ancient cadaveric decay assemblage (Petrulevicius, 2001).