Fanniidae

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wing venation of Musca domestica (left) and Fannia canicularis (right) (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez
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Fannia canicularis (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: James K. Lindsey
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Fanniidae - Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

The family of Fanniidae contains around 300 species of medium-sized flies. The adults have a dark colouration, with a different wing venation compared to the Muscidae, and the larvae are flat with lateral appendages. They breed in various decaying organic matter.

A number of species from the genus Fannia (the largest genus in the family) are filth flies that breed in rubbish and manure, causing hygienic problems. For example, Fannia canicularis commonly breeds in poultries and can transmit diseases.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: