Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Prado e Castro, Catarina, Szpila, Krzysztof, Martinez-SanchezCarla Rego 4, Anabel, Silva, Isamberto, Serrano, Artur R. M. & Boieiro, Mario, 2016, The blowflies of the Madeira Archipelago: species diversity, distribution and identification (Diptera, Calliphoridaes. l.), ZooKeys 634, pp. 101-123: 104-105

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Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon classification Animalia Diptera Calliphoridae

Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus, 1758)   Figs 2K, 3C

Material examined.

Madeira: Bica da Cana (1 female).


This common carrion-breeder is distributed throughout the Holarctic Region and is also present in the Oriental and Australasian regions ( Erzinçlioglu 1985). It is more rural in its distribution than Calliphora vicina   ( Smith 1986), frequenting natural and cultivated forests and showing a preference for more shaded habitats ( Szpila et al. 2014). Calliphora vomitoria   was found only in Madeira, in a pine plantation with low human disturbance.