Evolutionary Biology Lab

Evolution & Ecology Research Centre and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales


Information and bibliographies for the families Neriidae and Piophilidae


Information and photos: Telostylinus angusticollis and T. lineolatus

Partial bibliography, not including work on neriid flies published by this lab.

Aczel, M. L. 1954. Neriidae von Neuguinea (Diptera). Treubia 22:505-531.

Aczel, M. L. 1959. Diptera: Neriidae and Micropezidae (Tylidae). Insects of Micronesia 14:47-90.

Aczel, M. L. 1961. A revision of American Neriidae (Diptera, Acalyptratae). Studia Entomologica 4:257-346.

Barraclough, D. A. 1993. The southern African species of Neriidae (Diptera). Annals of the Natal Museum 34:1-17.

Carvalho-Filho, F.S. and Esposito, M.C. 2008. Neriidae (Diptera: Schizophora) of the Brazilian Amazon: New records of genera and species, and key to species. Neotropical Entomology 37: 58-62.

de Meijere, J. C. H. 1908. Studien uber sudostasiatische Dipteren II. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 51:105-180.

de Meijere, J. H. C. 1911. Studien uber sudostasiatische Dipteren. VI. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 54:258-432.

de Meijere, J. H. C. 1924. Studien uber sudostasiatische Dipteren. XV. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 67:1-64.

Eberhard, W. G. 1998. Reproductive behavior of Glyphidops flavifrons and Nerius plurivitatus (Diptera: Neriidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 71:89-107.

Koch, N.M., Soto, I.M. and Ramirez, M.J. 2015. First phylogenetic analysis of the family Neriidae (Diptera), with a study on the issue of scaling continuous characters. Cladistics 31: 142-165.

Olsen, L. E., and R. E. Ryckman. 1963. Studies on Odontoloxozus longicornis (Diptera: Neriidae). Part I. Life history and descriptions of immature stages. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 56:454-.

Pfeiler, E., Richmond, M.P., Riesgo-Escovar, J.R., Tellez-Garcia, A.A., Johnson, S. and Markow, T.A. 2013. Genetic differentiation, speciation, and phylogeography of cactus flies (Diptera: Neriidae: Odontoloxozus) from Mexico and south-western USA. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110: 245-256.

Preston-Mafham, K. 2001. Resource defence mating system in two flies from Sulawesi: Gymnonerius fuscus Wiedemann and Telostylinus sp. near duplicatus Wiedemann (Diptera: Neriidae). Journal of Natural History 35:149-156.

Ryckman, R. E., and L. E. Olsen. 1963. Studies on Odontoloxozus longicornis (Diptera: Neriidae). Part II. Distribution and ecology. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 56:470-472.

Sepúlveda, T.A., Pereira-Colavite, A., De Carvalho, C.J.B. 2013. Revisión del género neotropical cerantichir (Diptera: Neriidae) con nuevos registros y clave de especies. Revista Colombiana de Entomologia 39: 125-131.

Sepúlveda, T.A., Wolff, M.I. and De Carvalho, C.J.B. 2014. Revision of the New World genus Glyphidops Enderlein (Diptera: Neriidae). Zootaxa 3785: 139-174.

Steyskal, G. C. 1965. The third larval instar and puparium of Odontoloxozus longicornis (Coquillett) (Diptera, Neriidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 58:936-937.

Steyskal, G. C. 1966. Notes on flies captured in treetops in Malaya (Diptera: Empididae, Neriidae, Platystomatidae, Sepsidae, Muscidae). Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 120:1-16.

Steyskal, G. C. 1987. Neriidae. Pp. 769-771 in J. F. McAlpine, ed. Manual of Nearctic Diptera. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Wheeler, W. M. 1924. Courtship of the Calobatas. Journal of Heredity 15:485-495.


Partial bibliography, not including work on piophilid flies published by this lab.

Canoval, R., Caterini, B. & Galleni, L. 1987. Karyometric analysis of the mitotic complement of the cheese skipper, Piophila casei L. (Diptera - Piophilidae). Frustula Entomologica, Nuova Serie X (XXIII): 41-46.

Cima, L., Sacchi, L. & Grigolo, A. 1987. Linkage of genes coding for male dehydrogenase and malic enzyme in the cheese skipper, Piophila casei. Entomol. exp. appl. 45: 145-149.

Cobb, M. 1999. What and how do maggots smell? Biological Reviews 74: 425-469.

Costa PRP, Gurvitz R, Müller G & Ribeiro PB. 1986. Ciclo vital da Piophila casei (Diptera: Piophilidae). Arquivos Brasileiros de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnica 38: 191-196.

Crandell, H.A. 1938. A cage for rearing the cheese skipper, Piophila casei L. Journal of Economic Entomology 31: 544-555.

Dufour L. 1844. Des métamorphoses et de l'anatomie du Piophila petasionis. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie 3(1): 365-388

Freidberg A. 1981. Taxonomy, natural history and immature stages of the bone-skipper, Centrophlebomyia furcata (Fabricius) (Diptera: Piophillidae, Thyreophorina). Entomologica Scandinavica 12: 320-326

Hegazi EM, El-Gayar FH, Rawash IA & Ali SA. 1978. Factors affecting the bionomics of Piophila casei (L.). Zeitschrift ang. Entomologie 85: 327-335

Hennig, W. 1943. Piophilidae. In: Lindner, E. Die Fliegen der Palaearktische Region. Vol. 6, Teil 60a.

Kirinoki, M., Hitosugi, M., Kato-Hayashi, N., Iwasa, M. and Chigusa, Y. 2015. Discovery of Liopiophila varipes and Protopiophila contecta (Diptera: Piophilidae) from human cadavers. Forensic Science International 248: e8-e12.

Martín-Vega, D., Baz, A. and Díaz-Aranda, L.M. 2012. The immature stages of the necrophagous fly, prochyliza nigrimana: Comparison with piophila casei and medicolegal considerations (Diptera: Piophilidae). Parasitology Research 111: 1127-1135.

Martín-Vega, D. and Baz, A. 2014. Comparative larval morphology of the European bone-skippers, Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) and Centrophlebomyia furcata (Fabricius, 1794) (Diptera: Piophilidae), with notes on their coexistence and natural history. Journal of Natural History 48: 285-299.

Martín-Vega, D. 2014. On the identity of Prochyliza nigrimana (Meigen) and Prochyliza nigricornis (Meigen) (Diptera: Piophilidae), with a synopsis of Prochyliza Walker and description of a new species. Zootaxa 3893: 277-292.

Martín-Vega, D., Díaz-Aranda, L.M. and Baz, A. 2014. The immature stages of the necrophagous fly Liopiophila varipes and considerations on the genus Liopiophila (Diptera: Piophilidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 61: 37-42.

Martín-Vega, D., Baz, A. and Michelsen, V. 2010. Back from the dead: Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1798) (Diptera: Piophilidae) 'globally extinct' fugitive in Spain. Systematic Entomology 35: 607-613.

Martin-Vega, D. and Baz, A. 2011. Observation of death in Copula in a laboratory colony of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana (Diptera: Piophilidae). Entomological News 122: 489-490.

Martín-Vega, D. 2011. Skipping clues: Forensic importance of the family Piophilidae (Diptera). Forensic Science International 212: 1-5.

Martín-Vega, D. and Baz, A. 2011. Could the 'vulture restaurants' be a lifeboat for the recently rediscovered bone-skippers (Diptera: Piophilidae)? Journal of Insect Conservation 15: 747-753.

Martín-Vega, D. and Baz, A. 2011. Variation in the colour of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana (Diptera: Piophilidae): A case of seasonal polymorphism. European Journal of Entomology 108: 231-234.

Martín-Vega, D., Gómez-Gómez, A., Baz, A. and Díaz-Aranda, L.M. 2011. New piophilid in town: The first Palaearctic record of Piophila megastigmata and its coexistence with Piophila casei in central Spain. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 25: 64-69.

McAlpine, DK. 1989. A synopsis of the Australian Piophilidae (Diptera: Schizophora). Gen. Appl. Ent. 21: 17-24.

McAlpine JF. 1977. A revised classification of the Piophilidae, including 'Neottiophilidae' and 'Thyreophoridae' (Diptera: Schizophora). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 103: 1-66

McAlpine JF. (ed.) 1989. Manual of Nearctic Diptera (Vol. 3). Agriculture Canada Monograph No. 32.

Michelsen, V. 1983. Thyreophora anthropophaga Robineau-Desvoidy, an 'extinct' bone-skipper rediscovered in Kashmir (Diptera: Piophilidae, Thyreophorina). Ent. scand. 14: 411-414.

Mote DC. 1914. The cheese skipper (Piophila casei Linné.): an account of the bionomics and the structure of dipterous larvae occuring in human foods with particular reference to those which have been recorded as accidental parasites of man. Ohio Naturalist 14: 309-315

Oldroyd H. 1964. The natural history of flies. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

Ozerov, A.L. 1991. Novie vidi dvykrilich much semeistv Micropezidae, Piophilidae i Carnidae (Diptera) iz SSSR. Vestnik Zoologii 6: 7-12.

Ozerov, A.L. & Bartak, M. 1993. Two new palearctic species of Piophilidae (Diptera). Russian Entomol. J. 2(1): 73-76.

Paños, A., Arnaldos, M.I., García, M.D. and Ubero-Pascal, N. 2013. Ultrastructure of preimaginal stages of Piophila megastigmata McAlpine, 1978 (Diptera, Piophilidae): A fly of forensic importance. Parasitology Research 112: 3771-3788.

Redi F. 1909 [1688]. Experiments on the generation of insects (translated from the Italian [Esperienze intorno alla generazione degl'insetti. Firenze: Carlo Dati] by Mab Bigelow). Chicago: Open Court Publishing Co.

Rossi E. & Presciuttini S. 1996. Development of insecticide resistance in Piophila casei (Diptera: Piophilidae) strains selected with low doses of Deltamethrin. Journal of Economic Entomology 89: 15-20.

Russo, A., Cocuzza, G.E., Vasta, M.C., Simola, M. and Virone, G. 2006. Life fertility tables of Piophila casei L. (Diptera: Piophilidae) reared at five different temperatures. Environmental Entomology 35: 194-200.

Sacchi, L., Grigolo, A., Caprotti, M., Pinelli, T., Gasperi, G. & Altieri, S. 1977. Mortality and sterility induced in Piophila casei by X-ray and neutron irradiation. Ent. exp. & appl. 22: 60-70.

Sacchi, L., Grigolo, A. & Chieppa, M. 1978. Influenza in Piophila casei L. del secreto paragoniale sull'attivita sessuale dei machi e sulla durata della copula. Rivista di Parassitologia 39: 11-23.

Smart, J. 1935. The effects of temperature and humidity on the cheese skipper, Piophila casei (L.). J. Exp. Biol. 12: 384-388.

Swammerdam J. 1758. The Book of Nature, or, the History of Insects (translated from the Dutch and Latin by Thomas Flloyd). London: C.G. Seyffert.

Syed, A. 1994. Notes on the biology and rearing of the carrion fly Prochyliza brevicornis (Melander) (Diptera: Piophilidae). J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 91: 55-57.

Walker, F. 1849. List of the specimens of dipterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Vol. 4. London.

Wille J. 1922. Biologische und physiologische Beobachtungen und Versuche an der Käsefliegenlarve (Piophila casei L.). Zoologische Jahrbuch abt. allg. Zoologie 39: 301-320

Williston SW. 1908. Manual of North American Diptera. New Haven: James T. Hathaway.