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Carnus hemapterus.JPG
Carnus hemapterus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Superfamily: Carnoidea
Family: Carnidae
Newman, 1834

Carnidae, also known as Bird flies or Filth flies, is a family of flies (Diptera). There are 6 genera, containing about 93 species worldwide.[3]

Most of the species are very small at 1–2 mm.

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Dedicated site [1]


  1. ^ a b Chandler, Peter J. (1998). Checklists of Insects of the British Isles (New Series) Part 1: Diptera. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. New Series. 12. London: Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 1–234. ISBN 0-901546-82-8. 
  2. ^ Buck, M; Marshall, S. A. (2007). "Enigmocarnus chloropiformis gen. et sp. nov., and parallel evolution of protandrial symmetry in Carnidae (Diptera)" (PDF). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Entomological Society of America. 100 (1): 9–18. doi:10.1603/0013-8746(2007)100[9:ecgesn];2. Retrieved 4 January 2013. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Brake, Irina (2011). "World Catalog of the Family Carnidae (Diptera, Schizophora)" (PDF). MYIA. Retrieved 4 January 2013.