Luciliinae

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Luciliinae
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Lucilia sericata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Superfamily: Oestroidea
Family: Calliphoridae
Subfamily: Luciliinae
Genus

Lucilia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

The Luciliinae are a subfamily of Calliphoridae, or blow flies. According to Keys to the Genera and Species of Blow Flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of America North of Mexico by Terry Whitworth, the distinguishing characteristics of this subfamily are its shining green, blue, or bronze thorax and abdomen, suprasquamal ridge with a setae cluster, and a bare lower calypter. When measuring the head to frons ratios in females, the frons is not narrowest at the vertex as in most of the female Calliphoridae (Whitworth 718). This subfamily includes one genus: Lucilia.