A new record for the Turkish house fly fauna: Mesembrina meridiana (L. 1758) (Diptera: uuscidae)

Onsoy C., ALTUNSOY F., Akay F. H.

Journal of the Entomological Research Society, vol.16, no.2, pp.23-27, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Entomological Research Society
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-27
  • Keywords: House fly., Mesembrina meridiana, New record, Turkish muscidae fauna
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


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.