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Phoridae (Insects)


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  • Variants

    • Coffin flies
    • Hump-backed flies
    • Humpbacked flies
    • Phoridae
    • Phorids
    • Scuttle flies
    • Termitoxeniidae
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Phoridae
  • Sources

    • found: 50003169: Bohart, G.E. The phorid flies of Guam, [n.d.].
    • found: NCBI taxonomy browser, Dec. 19, 2017(Phoridae (humpbacked flies). Superfamily Platypezoidea, (no rank) Aschiza, (no rank) Cyclorrhapha, (no rank) Eremoneura, Infraorder Muscomorpha, Suborder Brachycera, Order Diptera)
    • found: ITIS, Dec. 19, 2017(Phoridae. Taxonomic rank: Family. Common name: humpbacked flies, Infraorder Muscomorpha, Suborder Brachycera, Order Diptera)
    • found: Wiktionary, Dec. 19, 2017(phorid (plural phorids): Any fly of the family Phoridae; Phoridae: A taxonomic family within the superfamily Phoroidea -- the phorid flies)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 19, 2017(The Phoridae are a family of small, hump-backed flies resembling fruit flies. Phorid flies can often be identified by their escape habit of running rapidly across a surface rather than taking to the wing. This behaviour is a source of one of their alternate names, scuttle fly. Another vernacular name, coffin fly, refers to Conicera tibialis; phorids)
    • found: BugGuide, via WWW, Dec. 19, 2017(Family Phoridae - Scuttle Flies. Other common names: Humpbacked Flies, Coffin Flies. Explanation of common names: Scuttle Flies: refers to their habit of running quickly in short bursts, followed by short pauses; Coffin Flies: larvae can be a pest in mausoleums, entering coffins and feeding on the bodies inside; Many species are found in buried carrion, away from competition from blow flies and other agressive species. One such species, the coffin fly, is found commonly on buried human bodies. Small invertebrate carrion, such as snails, slug, and dead insects, are also breeding sites for phorids)
  • LC Classification

    • QL537.P46
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2018-04-16: revised
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