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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.

Graphomyia maculata
German namesGefleckte Hausfliege
AuthorScopoli, 1763

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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
SuperfamilyOestroidea
FamilyCalliphoridae
Blow flies, Blow-flies, Carrion flies, Bluebottles, Greenbottles, Cluster flies, Blue-bottles, Green-bottles
GenusGraphomyia
Speciesmaculata
Graphomyia maculata
AuthorScopoli, 1763
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