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Face Fly -  Phaonia subventa - Muscidae
Face Fly - Phaonia subventa - Muscidae


Face Fly - Phaonia subventa
Face Fly - Phaonia subventa belong to the order Diptera and to the family Muscida. This species is widespread throughout Europe. These flies reach body lengths of 6-8 mm. The upper part of their scutellum is grey, the lower part, orange. Their abdomen is reddish-yellow and has a black dorsal stripe.
Phaonia subventa - side face
Phaonia subventa - side face
Phaonia subventa prefer to live in forests. They are active from April to winter. They reproduce several times a year. Females lay their eggs in rotting leaves, rotting wood or in carrion, on which their larvae feed. The larvae overwinter there.
Phaonia subventa on leaf
Phaonia subventa on leaf

Phaonia subventa
Common namesFace Fly
AuthorHarris, 1780
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire)))))), Germany, Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Portugal)), West Europe (France (South France (Corsica)), Benelux (Netherlands), Channel Islands), Central Europe (Czech Republic), Southeast Europe (Greece (Aegean Islands (Crete)))
Russia
America
North America
Canada
Africa
North Africa
Macaronesia (Azores)


CountriesCanada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesPhaonia subventa in faunaeur.org
Phaonia subventa in dyntaxa.se
Phaonia subventa in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Face Fly - Phaonia subventa - Muscidae
2. Phaonia subventa - side face
3. Phaonia subventa on leaf
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderDiptera
True flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
SuborderBrachycera
Short-horned flies, Muscoid flies, Circular-seamed flies, Flies
InfraorderMuscomorpha
SectionSchizophora
SubsectionCalyptratae
Calyptrate muscoids
SuperfamilyMuscoidea
FamilyMuscidae
House flies, Stable flies, Tsetse flies, Muscid flies, Horn flies, Face flies, Muscid flies house fly, Face fly, Horn fly, Stable fly
SubfamilyPhaoniinae
TribePhaoniini
GenusPhaonia
Speciessubventa
Phaonia subventa
Face Fly
AuthorHarris, 1780
 
Synonyms
Anthomyia variegata
Anthomyza denominata
Aricia discoidea
Musca subventa
Musca subventus
Phaonia variegata
Rohrella soror
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