Centrophlebomyia furcata Fabricius, 1794



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



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Original scientific description:

Fabricius, J. C. (1794). Entomologia systematica ementata et aucta. Secundum classes, ordines, genera, species adjectis synonimis, locis observationibus, descriptionibus 4: [6] + 472 + [5] p. Hafniae [= Copenhagen].


Other references:

Beaumont, Clément et al. (2023). Observation of the elusive bone-skipper fly Centrophlebomyia furcata (Fabricius, 1794) at least 128 years after its last record in France, and additional data on Thyreophora cynophila (Panzer, 1794) in France (Diptera: Piophilidae). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.).

Freidberg, Amnon. (1981). Taxonomy, natural history and immature stages of the bone-skipper, Centrophlebomyia furcata (Fabricius) (Diptera: Piophilidae, Thyreophorina). Entomologica Scandinavica 12(3): 320-326. [Abstract]

Gómez-Gómez, A., Diaz-Aranda, L. M. and Michelsen, V. (2008). Rediscovery of Centrophlebomyia furcata (Fabricius, 1794) (Diptera: Piophilidae) in Europe. Studia dipterologica 15(1/2): 231-237.

Martín-Vega, Daniel and Baz, Arturo. (2011). Could the “vulture restaurants” be a lifeboat for the recently rediscovered bone-skippers (Diptera, Piophilidae). Journal of Insect Conservation 15(5): 747-753. [Abstract]

Martín-Vega, Daniel and Baz, Arturo. (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(5-6): 285-299. [Abstract]

Mei, Maurizio, Whitmore, Daniel, Giudice, Giuseppe Lo and Cerretti, Pierfilippo. (2013). A neotype designation for the bone-skipper Centrophlebomyia anthropophaga (Diptera, Piophilidae, Thyreophorina), with a review of the Palaearctic species of Centrophlebomyia. ZooKeys 310: 7-28. [automatic download]


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