Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification

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

CJAI 39 -- September 2, 2019

N. Jones1*, T. Whitworth2, and S. A. Marshall1

1School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1.,

2Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6382.

*Corresponding Author


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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.

Lucilia sericata (Photo by S.A. Marshall)