Calliphora Robineau-Desvoidy,

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: 6

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Calliphora Robineau-Desvoidy


Genus Calliphora Robineau-Desvoidy 

This is the only genus of this subfamily in the West Indies. It can be recognized by its bare stem vein above, lower calypter setose above, setose proepisternal depression, dull, microtomentose thorax and more or less shining blue abdomen. Only one species, C. maestrica Peris et al.  , has been found in the West Indies, but C. vicina Robineau-Desvoidy  has been included here since it occurs in nearby Central America and shares a yellow basicosta.