Lucilia sericata (Meigen),

Whitworth, Terry, 2010, Keys to the genera and species of blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of the West Indies and description of a new species of Lucilia Robineau-Desvoidy, Zootaxa 2663, pp. 1-35: 32

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.276279

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scientific name

Lucilia sericata (Meigen)
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Lucilia sericata (Meigen) 

Musca sericata Meigen, 1826: 53 

Phaenicia sericata: Hall, 1948: 259  Lucilia sericata: Whitworth, 2006: 721 

Diagnosis. Male frons 0.13 / 6 (0.12–0.14) of head width; female frons 0.37 / 8 (0.35–0.40); basicosta orange; calypters white in both sexes; central occipital area with 2–5 setae below inner vertical seta ( Whitworth 2006, fig. 73).

Distribution. This species is quite common in the Nearctic Region. Woodley and Hilburn (1994) found it in Bermuda ( USNM), though it was not found in the West Indies proper. It was found in nearby Mexico and Costa Rica  . It is very close to L. cuprina  ; see Whitworth (2006) for further discussion of characters.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Lucilia

Loc

Lucilia sericata (Meigen)

Whitworth, Terry 2010
2010
Loc

Phaenicia sericata:

Whitworth 2006: 721
Hall 1948: 259
1948
Loc

Musca sericata

Meigen 1826: 53
1826