A New Record for the Turkish House Fly Fauna: Mesembrina meridiana (L. 1758) (Diptera: Muscidae)

  • Ferhat ALTUNSOY
  • Cenk ONSOY
  • Furkan Halil AKAY
Keywords: Mesembrina meridiana, new record, House fly, Muscidae, Diptera

Abstract

Muscidae is a wide spread calyptrate family all over the World. On the other hand this family has great importance for ecological, veterinary, medical and forensic science. This family presented with 578 species in Europe and also has great species richness in Turkey. In this study Mesembrina meridiana (L. 1758) was reported first time in Turkey. We expect that M. meridiana also have great forensic importance due to the two specimens were collected on 3th and 8th days of decomposition; fresh and bloat stages when the Calliphoridae and Sarcophagidae species not certainly active due to seasonal activity periods.

Published
2014-08-04
How to Cite
ALTUNSOY, F., ONSOY, C., & AKAY, F. (2014). A New Record for the Turkish House Fly Fauna: Mesembrina meridiana (L. 1758) (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 16(2), 23-27. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/600
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society