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They belonged to 16 families: Calliphoridae, Muscidae, Fanniidae, Anthomyidae, Scatophagidae, Sarcophagidae, Syrphidae, Piophilidae, Ulidiidae, Phoridae, Sphaeroceridae, Empididae, Chloropidae, Sciaridae, Psycodidae and Mycetophilidae.
The last insects to arrive at the carcass were cheese flies (Piophilidae).
McAlpine (1981: 53) also reported similar instances in Amiota Loew (Drosophilidae), Dasiops Rondani (Lonchaeidae), and some Piophilidae. If these flies lack an intromittent organ, how is sperm transferred during copulation?
1 Diptera Calliphoridae Lucilia coeruleiviridis 1 Diptera Piophilidae Piophila casei 2 Diptera Sepsidae Sepsis spp.