Lispocephala alma

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Lispocephala alma
Lispocephala alma, Harlech, North Wales, March 2013 (16802527275).jpg
Lispocephala alma female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Muscidae
Genus: Lispocephala
Species: L. alma
Binomial name
Lispocephala alma
(Meigen, 1826)

Lispocephala alma is a fly from the family Muscidae.[1][2]


A small fly of 3.5 - 5mm, Head and body are mostly dark. Both basal segments of the antenna are reddish yellow. All femora are dark.[2]


Holarctic, but common in Southern Europe.[3] It could be more common than thought, as it is easily confused with other species.[2]


  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. p. 118. 
  2. ^ a b c Gregor, F.; Rozkosny, R.; Bartak, M.; Vanhara, J. (2002). The Muscidae (Diptera) of Central Europe. Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Masarykianae Brunensis. 107. Masaryk.: Masaryk University. p. 280. 
  3. ^ "Lispocephala alma on the Dipterist Forum Web Site". Dipterist Forum. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2009-10-15.