Lispocephala brachialis

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Lispocephala brachialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Muscidae
Genus: Lispocephala
Species: L. brachialis
Binomial name
Lispocephala brachialis
(Róndani, 1877)

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


A small fly of 4-5.5mm, and distinctly more yellow that other species of the same genus. All tarsi dark at the apex. Legs are yellow, apart from the front femora.[2]


Rare in Great Britain (England only),[3] More common in Central and Southern Europe, as far south as North Africa.[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 brachialis on the Dipterist Forum Web Site". Dipterist Forum. Retrieved 2009-10-15.