Taxon profile


Green Bottle Fly
Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Diptera - true flies, mosquitoes and gnats »  family Calliphoridae - blow flies »  genus Lucilia - Sheep Blowflies

Scientific synonyms

Musca sericata Meigen, 1826

Other names

= Common Green Bottle Fly


Taxon in country check-lists*

Europe: Czechia, Asia: India

* List of countries might not be complete

Similar species

Lucilia caesar (Linnaeus, 1758) - Green Bottle
coprophage, saprophage

Links and literature

EN Pest Information Wiki [Lucilia_sericata]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [397109]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Jedlička L., Kúdela M., Stloukalová V.: Checklist of Diptera of the Czech Republic and Slovakia [] [as Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826)]
Data retrieved on: 21 June 2016
EN Bharti M. (2011): An updated checklist of blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from India, Halteres, Vol. 3 [as Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826)]
Data retrieved on: 26 March 2020

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