The Calliphoridae are a widespread family of insects of great medical, veterinary and forensic importance. They encompass, among others, the familiar greenbottle and bluebottle filth flies.
The book presents a taxonomic revision of the blowflies of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Keys and diagnoses, descriptions, summaries of distribution and biology are given for all taxa. Male and female genitalia are illustrated in great detail. The nomenclature is revised and numerous new specific and generic synonymies are established. Full references to the primary literature are given. A new subfamily classification of the world Calliphoridae is proposed on the basis of cladistic principles. The definition and higher classification of the family and related groups are discussed.

TARSAL WATER RECEPTOR CELL RESPONSES IN THE BLOWFLY PHORMIA REGINA by H. VAN DER STARRE (Zoological Laboratory, State University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands) In 1962, EVANS & MELLON demonstrated electrophysiologically the existence of a water receptor cell in labellar taste hairs of

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TARSAL TASTE DISCRIMINATION IN THE BLOWFLY, CALLIPHORA VICINA ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY by H. VAN DER STARRE (Zoological Laboratory, University of Leiden, The Netherlands) I. INTRODUCTION Of the numerous hairs clothing the surface of blowflies, some function as taste receptors; e.g., hairs on the tarsi

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ON THE MECHANISM OF PROBOSCIS EXTENSION IN THE BLOWFLY CALLIPHORA VICINA by H. VAN DER STARRE (Zoological Laboratory, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands) SUMMARY Proboscis extension, resulting from adequate taste stimulation of tarsal chemorecep- tors was studied in the blowfly. It was

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SALT-SUGAR INTERACTIONS IN TARSAL TASTE HAIRS OF THE BLOWFLY, CALLIPHORA VICINA ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY by H. VAN DER STARRE and G. DE JONGE (Department of Physiology, Zoological Laboratory, Leiden, The Netherlands) I. INTRODUCTION In an earlier paper (VAN DER STARRE, 1972) it was argued that in

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ELECTRICAL REACTIONS OF TASTE HAIRS OF THE BLOWFLY,CALLIPHORA ERYTHROCEPHALA (MEIGEN) by C. J. DEN OTTER (Zoological Laboratory, University of Groningen, Haren, The Netherlands) According to PETERS (1965), there is no pattern in the arrangement of the labellar chemosensory hairs of Calliphora

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THE SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR OF THE BLOWFLY, PROTOPHORMIA TERRAE-NOVAE R. -D. by G. A. PARKER 1) 2) (Department of Zoology, University of Bristol, England) (With 6 Figures) (Rec. 25-11-1968) INTRODUCTION Sexual behaviour is often directed towards individuals with which fertilisation cannot occur. These

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INFLUENCE OF SOIL TEXTURE AND MOISTURE ON THE INFECTIVITY OF HETERORHABDITIS SP. D1 AND STEINERNEMA GLASERI FOR LARVAE OF THE SHEEP BLOWFLY, LUCILIA CUPRINA BY A. S. MOLYNEUX1)*) and R. A. BEDDING2) 1) Department of Entomology, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Glen

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