Amenia imperialis, copyright Sue Jaggar.

Belongs within: Calliphoridae.

The Ameniini are metallic-coloured blow flies whose larvae (where known) are parasites of snails.

Characters (Peris & González-Mora 2004): Coloration generally bright metallic green. Head with strong and defined facial crest between antennae. Parafacials naked. Thorax with distinct postscutellum. Prosternum hairy. Postalar wall setose. Metathoracic spiracle with bunch of long, robust setae on anterior operculum. Basal vein dorsally lacking setulae. Female lacking a telescopic, extendable ovipositor. Posterior tibiae with distinct pv apical spine.

|--Stilbomyella Malloch 1935 [incl. Doleschallius Enderlein 1936]PG-M04
| |--*S. nitens Malloch 1935PG-M04
| `--‘Rutila’ nigrostalis Doleschal 1858 [=*Doleschallius nigrostalis]PG-M04
|--Platytropesa Macquart 1851 [incl. Liostiria Enderlein 1936]PG-M04
| |--*P. auriceps Macquart 1851 [=P. ruriceps (l. c.)]PG-M04
| `--‘Stilbomyella’ dubia Malloch 1935 [incl. *Liostiria ralumensis Enderlein 1936]PG-M04
|--Paraplatytropesa Crosskey 1965PG-M04
| |--*P. rieki (Paramonov 1957) [=Stilbomyia rieki]PG-M04
| `--P. argenteaPG-M04
|--Silbomyia Macquart 1843 (see below for synonymy)PG-M04
| |--*S. fuscipennis (Fabricius 1805) [=Musca fuscipennis]PG-M04
| |--*Megaloprepes’ albonotatus Bigot 1839PG-M04
| |--S. cyanea (Matsumura 1916)F92 [=*Biomyioides cyaneusPG-M04]
| |--*Spinthemyia’ fulgida Bigot 1859PG-M04
| |--S. hoeneana Enderlein 1936F92
| |--S. minorPG-M04
| `--S. sauteri End. 1936F92
`--Amenia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 (see below for synonymy)PG-M04
|--*A. leonina (Fabricius 1775) [=Musca leonina; incl. *Ptylostylum albomaculatum Macquart 1851]PG-M04
|--‘Dexia’ chrysama Walker 1849 [=*Chaetamenia chrysama]PG-M04
|--A. imperialisC70
| |--A. i. imperialisC70
| `--A. i. dubitalisC70
|--*Neoamenia’ longicornis Malloch 1930PG-M04
`--A. nigromaculata Malloch 1929 [incl. *Formosiomima imitatrix Enderlein 1936]PG-M04

Amenia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 [incl. Chaetamenia Enderlein 1936, Formosiomima Enderlein 1936, Neoamenia Malloch 1930, Ptylostylum Macquart 1851]PG-M04

Silbomyia Macquart 1843 [=Stilbomyia Agassiz 1846; incl. Biomyioides Matsumura 1916, Megaloprepes Bigot 1859, Spinthemyia Bigot 1859]PG-M04

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C70] CSIRO. 1970. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers, Melbourne University Press.

[F92] Fan Z. 1992. Key to the Common Flies of China 2nd ed. Science Press: Beijing.

[PG-M04] Peris, S. V., & D. González-Mora. 2004. Clave de identificación para los géneros de Calliphoridae del mundo. Subfamilias con vena remigium desnuda y creación de una nueva subfamilia. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. (Sec. Biol.) 99 (1–4): 115–144.

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