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Sarcophaga bercaea (Sarcophagidae)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
(unranked): Eremoneura
(unranked): Cyclorrhapha
Section: Schizophora
Subsection: Calyptratae
Superfamily: Oestroidea

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Oestroidea is a superfamily of Calyptratae including the blow flies, bot flies, flesh flies, and their relatives.[1][2]

The superfamily includes the families:

Mesembrinella caenozoica holotype male, fossil in Dominican amber


  1. ^ David K. Yeates, Brian M. Wiegmann (2005). "Phylogeny and evolution of Diptera: recent insights and new perspectives". The Evolutionary Biology of Flies. Columbia University Press. pp. 14–44. ISBN 978-0-231-12700-4.
  2. ^ Cerretti, P; Stireman, JO III; Pape, T; O’Hara, JE; Marinho, MAT; Rognes, K; Grimaldi, DA (2017). "First fossil of an oestroid fly (Diptera: Calyptratae: Oestroidea) and the dating of oestroid divergences". PLoS ONE. 12 (8 (e0182101)). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0182101.
  3. ^ Michelsen, Verner; Pape, Thomas (2017). "Ulurumyiidae – a new family of calyptrate flies (Diptera)". Systematic Entomology. 42 (4): 826–836.