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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Three fly species belonging to family Calliphoridae were identified out of three species, two belonged to subfamily Calliphorinae C.
Some of these works have particularly focused on necrophagous Diptera, especially on species of the family Calliphoridae, which are important in the degradation of organic matter (for example, Figueroa-Roa & Linhares 2002, Patitucci et al.
In the order Diptera, the family Calliphoridae is highlighted for the ability that its component species have to colonize new environments (Greenberg and Szyska, 1984).
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.
In Colombia, there are only two studies on synanthropy, one for the family Calliphoridae (Montoya et al.
Abstract: Recognizing the importance of the correct identification of insects associated with deceased bodies for an effective estimation of time of death, and taking into account the incidence of flies of the family Calliphoridae in corpses and the difficulty of their taxonomic determination, we evaluated the usefulness of COI mitochondrial gene sequences as a molecular diagnostic tool for identifying forensically important calliphorids in Colombia.