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Showing 13 types of FLIES

Black Flies

Latin Name: Simuliidae

At least 255 species of these native insects occur in North America.

Blue Blow Fly

Latin Name: Calliphora vicina

The true origin is unknown, as these flies are found throughout the world.

Cluster Fly

Latin Name: Pollenia rudis

Latin Family Name: Calliphoridae

Possibly native to North America, and found throughout the United States, Canada, and in Europe.

Deer Flies

Latin Name: Chrysops sp.

Latin Family Name: Tabanidae

A number of species are native to North America.

Dump Fly

Latin Name: Ophyra leucostoma

Possibly a native in North America but now found nearly worldwide. In North America they are found in Canada and throughout the U.S., south into Central America.

Face Fly

Latin Name: Musca autumnalis

Latin Family Name: Muscidae

A native of Europe and Asia, this fly is now found throughout North America as well.

Flesh Flies

Latin Name: Sarcophaga sp.

Latin Family Name: Sarcophagidae

Many species native to North America.

Green Blow Fly

Latin Name: Phaenicia sericata

Latin Family Name: Calliphoridae

Several species that are native to North America, and widely spread throughout the continent and into Latin America.

Horse Flies

Latin Name: Tabanus Sp.

Latin Family Name: Tabanidae

A number of native species occur in North America, particularly in the more humid states where the moist conditions the larvae need are available year-round.

House Fly

Latin Name: Musca domestica

Latin Family Name: Muscidae

This species is found abundantly throughout the world, and in many countries, where sanitation is not adequate and human wastes are commonly deposited outdoors, the House Fly is responsible for the spread of numerous serious diseases. Included in this list are dysentery, typhoid, cholera, poliomyelitis, yaws, anthrax, tularemia, intestinal parasites and eye parasites. It is incriminated in the spread of food infections from bacteria such as Shigella and Salmonella.

Little House Fly

Latin Name: Fannia canicularis

Latin Family Name: Muscidae

Probably native to North America, but found in many other countries as well.

Moth Fly

Latin Name: Psychoda sp.

Latin Family Name: Psychodidae

A number of native species of flies in this family occur throughout North America.

Stable Fly

Latin Name: Stomoxys calcitrans

Latin Family Name: Muscidae

This species is found throughout North America and Europe.

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