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North African Calliphoridae
During some work for an EAFE (European Association for Forensic Entomology) colleague in Morocco I assembled a list of Calliphoridae from North Africa. Species (with North African data) I have seen in various European collections, the rest are from the latest list from Fauna Europaea.
If anyone has additions to this list from other sources, I will be glad to add them.

An asterisk denotes that I have seen a specimen from North Africa in a museum collection (London, Berlin, Leiden, Paris) and that the specimen was correctly identified. I am sure there are many more to add from these and other collections and many species to add to this provisional list.

North African Calliphoridae (excluding Sinai Peninsula)
Bellardia siciliensis (Villeneuve, 1922)
Bellardia pruinosa (Enderlein 1933) (doubtfully included)-only recently acknowledged as a separate species ((Rognes, K. 2002)).
Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus 1758)*
Chrysomyia albiceps (Wiedemann 1819)*
Chrysomyia chloropyga (Wiedemann 1818)
Chrysomyia megacephala (Fabricius 1794)*
Cosmina prasina (Brauer & Bergenstamm 1889)*
Eurychaeta muscaria (Meigen 1826) (doubtfully included)
Lucilia ampullacea Villeneuve 1922 (doubtfully included)
Lucilia bufonivora Moniez 1876 *
Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann 1830)*
Lucilia silvarum (Meigen 1826) (doubtfully included)
Melinda gentilis Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
Melinda viridicyania (Robineau-Desvoidy 1830)
Pollenia amentaria (Scopoli 1763)*
Pollenia bicolor Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 *
Pollenia contempta Robineau-Desvoidy 1863
Pollenia dasypoda Portschinsky 1881
Pollenia leclercqiana (Lehrer 1978)
Pollenia luteovillosa Rognes 1987 *
Pollenia paupera Rondani 1862
Pollenia pediculata Macquart 1834
Pollenia ponti Rognes 1991
Pollenia rudis (Fabricius 1794) *
Pollenia tenuiforceps S?guy 1928*
Pollenia vagabunda (Meigen 1826)
Rhinia apicalis (Wiedemann 1830)*
Rhynchoma columbina (Meigen 1824)
Rhyncomya cyanescens (Loew 1844)*
Rhynchoma zernyana Villeneuve 1926
Stomorhina lunata (Fabricius 1805)
#1 | Robert Nash on 16 May 2006 14:02:29
Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 has now replaced Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus 1758) on the Fauna Europaea list.
At the EAFE (Forensic) meeting in Bari these two species were amongst many Calliphoridae not on the lists for Portugal. This is a fact of legal significance since it could (and would) be argued that evidence was not expertised and also that presence of, say, vicina a killing had takenhad taken place in another country not the one in which the body and vicina maggots/pupae/adults had benn found.
#2 | Robert Nash on 16 May 2006 14:05:31
Sad on the Fauna Europaea list for North Africa I should have said. This is not a synonymy.
#3 | crex on 18 April 2007 13:47:05
Pollenia stigi (Rognes 1992) Morocco
Rhyncomya tunisia (Rognes 2002) Tunisia

Which countries do you include in North Africa?
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09.02.18 11:00
Thx very much for the help

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08.02.18 15:07
syn. n. = synonymum novum = new synonym

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Hello Can anyone help out with this abbreviation syn. n. Thx

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Thorax black, somewhat shiny, with sparse dark grey dusting.

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