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Black/blue fly with orange face -> Cynomya/Cynomyia mortuorum
Karola
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Hello,

the size was less than 1 cm.

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Cynomyia mortuorum (Calliphoridae)

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Thank you.
The name often is written Cynomya mortuorum, I wonder which is the correct spelling...

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Karola wrote:
Thank you.
The name often is written Cynomya mortuorum, I wonder which is the correct spelling...

Karola


The endings in -myia are correct human language. The ancient Greek word for fly is μυῖᾰ. The standard transliteration of ancient Greek replaces iota with Latin i.

The endings in -mya are correct zoological nomenclature. Robineau-Desvoidy misspelled the word back in 1830 and one is not supposed to correct incorrect spellings of classical words.

Somebody, possibly James O'Hara at the CNC, wrote a paper collecting the many variant spellings of names by the old European dipterists.
 
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As well known, it is my strong opinion that science is (also) about correcting mistakes and nurish them, as the current Code does.
Lawyers should not be given space in science.

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OK, both versions are used, I can live with it.

Karola
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