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Animal Protection Systematic Study

Diptera Associated with Livestock Dung

Key to the Families of Diptera Associated with Cow Dung

Couplet 15

Either: Or:
15a.   Wing with Rs originating at or near level of crossvein h; Sc curved posteriorly and fused with R1 15a'.   Wing with Rs originating distad of level of crossvein h; Sc not curved posteriorly, either ending freely, or gradually converging with R1 near C
15b.   Usually metallic green coloured flies 15b'.   Colour variable, not metallic green
Dolichopodidae Empididae

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First published on the Internet in 2000 by J.M. Cumming
Last updated 18 May 2006 by J.M. Cumming and G.D. Murray

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