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Graphomyia maculata - Muscidae
Graphomyia maculata - Muscidae


Graphomyia maculata
Graphomyia maculata, in the order of Diptera, belong to the family Muscidae. This species is widespread in Europe.
These flies reach body lengths of 6-9 mm. Their abdomen is very broad. The females are silver-grey in colour. The markings on their bodies are black. They are typically encountered with black stripes lengthwise on their thorax.. On the scutellum is a black triangle and two dark spots laterally. The males have orange markings on their abdomens.
Graphomyia maculata can reproduce several times a year. The larvae live in moist soil and are predatory. They overwinter after pupating.


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