Chrysomyinae

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Chrysomyinae
Chrysomya albiceps eating.jpg
Chrysomya albiceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Calliphoridae
Subfamily: Chrysomyinae
Genus

The Chrysomyinae are a subfamily of Calliphoridae, or blow flies. According to Keys of the Genera and Species of Blow Flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of America North of Mexico by Terry Whitworth, the distinguishing characteristic of this subfamily is a setose stem vein (Whitworth, 709). This subfamily includes the genera Chloroprocta, Cochliomyia, Chrysomya, Campsomyiops, Phormia, Protocalliphora, Protophormia, and Trypocalliphora.