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Philornis adult.jpg
Philornis downsi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Muscidae
Genus: Philornis

Philornis is a genus of around 50 species of fly (Diptera, Muscidae) from Central and South America. Their larvae are subcutaneous parasites of nestling birds.[1] They parasitize a wide range of bird species including macaws at the Tambopata research site.[2]

Two species are also found in the southern United States. One species, Philornis downsi has been accidentally introduced to the Galapagos Archipelago posing a major threat to some of its endemic birds.

List of Philornis species[3][edit]

  • Philornis aitkeni
  • Philornis albuquerquei
  • Philornis amazonensis
  • Philornis angustifrons
  • Philornis bella
  • Philornis blanchardi
  • Philornis carinata
  • Philornis cinnamomina
  • Philornis deceptiva
  • Philornis diminuta
  • Philornis downsi
  • Philornis falsifica
  • Philornis fasciventris
  • Philornis frontalis
  • Philornis fumicosta
  • Philornis gagnei
  • Philornis glaucinis
  • Philornis grandis
  • Philornis insularis
  • Philornis lopesi
  • Philornis masoni
  • Philornis mediana
  • Philornis mima
  • Philornis mimicola
  • Philornis molesta
  • Philornis nielseni
  • Philornis niger
  • Philornis obscura
  • Philornis obscurinervis
  • Philornis petersoni
  • Philornis pici
  • Philornis porteri
  • Philornis querula
  • Philornis rettenmeyeri
  • Philornis ruforscutellaris
  • Philornis sabroskyi
  • Philornis sanguinis
  • Philornis schildi
  • Philornis seguyi
  • Philornis setinervis
  • Philornis sperophila
  • Philornis steini
  • Philornis torquans
  • Philornis trinitensis
  • Philornis umanani
  • Philornis univittata
  • Philornis vespidicola
  • Philornis vulgaris
  • Philornis zeteki