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House flies and Blow Flies


Although called house flies very few of this group are ever found in houses! A variable family of stout, black coloured flies but not all of them.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Rust Fly

Psila fimetaria

Thick-headed Fly (S ferrugineus)

Sicus ferrugineus

Yellow Dung Fly

Scathophaga stercoraria

House fly (M meridiana)

Mesembrina meridiana

Stable Fly

Stomoxys calcitrans

House fly (P lardaria)

Polieties lardaria

House Fly (G maculata)

Graphomya maculata

Face Fly

Musca autumnalis

House Fly [P viarum]

Phaonia viarum

Blow Fly (Pollenna species)

Polenna species


Calliphora vomitoria

House fly (F lustrator)

Fannia lustrator


Lucilia caesar

Cluster Fly

Pollenia rudis

Bluebottle (C vicina)

Calliphora vicina

Flesh Fly

Sarcophaga carnaria

Blow Fly (C mortuorum)

Cynomya mortuorum

House fly (H duplicata)

Helina duplicata

House fly (H irritans)

Hydrotaea irritans

Blow Fly (S lunata)

Stomorhina lunata