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Cluster fly - Pollenia sp. (Calliphoridae)

Biology: larva develop strictly on earthworms

 

Phylum: Arthropoda LATREILLE, 1829 (arthropods, Gliederfüßer)

Subphylum: Hexapoda BLAINVILLE, 1816 (Sechsfüßer)

Class: Insecta LINNAEUS, 1758 (insects, Insekten)

Subclass: Pterygota LANG, 1888 (Fluginsekten)

Infraclass: Neoptera MARTYNOV, 1923

Order: Diptera LINNAEUS, 1758 (true flies, mosquitoes & gnats, Zweiflügler)

Suborder: Brachycera SCHINER, 1862 (true flies, Echte Fliegen)

Infraorder: Muscomorpha [Syn.: Cyclorrhapha]

 

Superfamily: Oestroidea TOWNSEND, 1931

Family: Calliphoridae BRAUER & BERGENSTAMM, 1889 (blow flies or cluster flies, Schmeißfliegen)

Subfamily: Calliphorinae BRAUER & BERGENSTAMM, 1889

Tribus: Polleniini SHANNON, 1924

Genus: Pollenia ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY, 1830 (cluster flies)

[det. Roger Thomason, 2016, based on this photo]

 

More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_fly

 

 

Germany, SE-Berlin, 30-50m asl., 24.03.2012

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MP-E65mm, macro 1.5x, f/11, 1/125, ISO400, ring-flash, hand-held

 

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Taken on March 24, 2012