Greenbottle Lucilia caesar, copyright Chris Moody.

Belongs within: Calliphoridae.

Lucilia, greenbottles, is a cosmopolitan genus of blow flies with a metallic green, greenish blue or dark purplish body and without hairs on the lower calypter (Vargas & Wood 2010). Larvae feed on a variety of decomposing substrates and some species may become parasites on live animals.

<==Lucilia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 (see below for synonymy) PG-M04
    |  i. s.: L. argyricephala R55
    |         L. dispar P55
    |         L. eximia BW09
    |         L. hirsutoculata Macquart 1849 E12
    |         *Phumonesia’ infernalis Villeneuve 1914 [incl. *Roubaudiella caerulea Séguy 1925] PG-M04
    |         L. pilosa Baranoff 1933 F92
    |         L. purpurescens VW10
    |         L. richarsdsi Collin 1926 F92
    |--L. (Lucilia) F92
    |    |--*L. (L.) caesar (Linnaeus 1758) PG-M04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    `--L. (L.) illustris (Meigen 1826) [=Musca illustris] F92
    |--L. (Caesariceps Rohdendorf 1926) F92
    |    |--L. (*C.) flavipennis Kramer 1917 PG-M04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |    |--L. f. flavipennis F92
    |    |    `--L. ‘ampullacea’ laoshanensis Quo 1952 F92
    |    `--L. (C.) porphyrina (Walker 1857) [=Musca porphyrina] F92
    `--L. (Phaenicia Robineau-Desvoidy 1863) F92 [=Phoenicia (l. c.) PG-M04; incl. Dasylucilia Rohdendorf 1926 PG-M04]
         |--L. (P.) sericata (Meigen 1826) KP10, S71, PG-M04 (see below for synonymy)
         |    |--L. s. sericata F92
         |    `--L. s. hirsutula Grunin 1969 F92
         |--L. (P.) angustifrontata Ye in Fan 1992 [=L. angustifrons Ye 1983 non Townsend 1908] F92
         |--L. (P.) cuprina (Wiedemann 1830) [=Musca cuprina] F92
         |    |--L. c. cuprina F92
         |    `--L. c. dorsalis R.-D. 1830 F92
         |--L. (P.) pilosiventris Kramer 1910 F92, PG-M04 [=L. (*Dasylucilia) pilosiventris PG-M04]
         |--L. (P.) regalis (Meigen 1926) [=Musca regalis] F92
         |--L. (P.) shansiensis Fan 1965 F92
         `--L. (P.) taiyuanensis Chu 1975 F92

Lucilia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 [incl. Argoracrites Séguy 1925 (n. n.), Phumonesia Villeneuve 1914, Roubaudiella Séguy 1925] PG-M04

*Lucilia (Lucilia) caesar (Linnaeus 1758) PG-M04 [=Musca caesar PG-M04; incl. M. cadaverina Linnaeus 1758 F92, Pyrellia cadaverina F92]

Lucilia flavipennis Kramer 1917 PG-M04 [incl. L. ampullacea Villeneuve 1922 PG-M04, L. (Caesariceps) ampullacea F92]

Lucilia (Phaenicia) sericata (Meigen 1826) KP10, S71, PG-M04 [=Musca sericata PG-M04; incl. *P. concinna Robineau-Desvoidy 1863 PG-M04]

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[F92] Fan Z. 1992. Key to the Common Flies of China 2nd ed. Science Press: Beijing.

[KP10] Kutty, S. N., T. Pape, B. M. Wiegmann & R. Meier. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of the Calyptratae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) with an emphasis on the superfamily Oestroidea and the position of Mystacinobiidae and McAlpine's fly. Systematic Entomology 35: 614–635.

[P55] Paramonov, S. J. 1955. A review of Australian Scenopinidae (Diptera). Australian Journal of Zoology 3 (4): 634–653.

[PG-M04] Peris, S. V., & D. González-Mora. 2004. Clave de identificación para los géneros de Calliphoridae del mundo. Subfamilias con vena remigium desnuda y creación de una nueva subfamilia. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. (Sec. Biol.) 99 (1–4): 115–144.

[R55] Rayment, T. 1955. Taxonomy, morphology and biology of sericophorine wasps with diagnoses of two new genera and descriptions of forty new species and six sub-species. Memoirs of the National Museum, Melbourne 19: 1–95.

[S71] Shepard, J. H. 1971. A phenetic analysis of the Luciliini (Diptera, Calliphoridae). Systematic Zoology 20 (2): 223–232.

[VW10] Vargas, J., & D. M. Wood. 2010. Calliphoridae (blow flies). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 2 pp. 1297–1304. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

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