Graphomya maculata

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Graphomya maculata
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Female Graphomya maculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Muscidae
Subfamily: Mydaeinae
Genus: Graphomya
Species: G. maculata
Binomial name
Graphomya maculata
(Scopoli, 1763)
Synonyms

Graphomya maculata is a species of fly. It is widespread and common in most parts of Europe.[1][2] The thorax bears the same black and white pattern in both sexes. Females also have a black and white abdomen, while the male has orange colouration on the abdomen as seen in the picture.[3]

A male Graphomya maculata

References[edit]

  1. ^ D'Assis Fonseca; E. C. M. (1968). Diptera Cyclorrhapha Calyptrata: Muscidae. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. 10. London: Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 118pp.
  2. ^ Gregor, F.; Rozkosny, R.; Bartak, M.; Vanhara, J. (2002). The Muscidae (Diptera) of Central Europe. Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Masarykianae Brunensis. 107. Masaryk: Masaryk University. pp. 280pp.
  3. ^ Collins Complete Guide to British Insects by Michael Chinery (2005), page 316.