General Interest

  • Erzinclioglu, Z. (1996) Blowflies. Naturalists Handbooks No.23. (pub) The Richmond Publishing Company Ltd.


  • Evans, A.C. (1933) Comparative observations on the morphology and biology of some hymenopterous parasites on carrion-infesting Diptera. Bulletin of Entomological Research 24: 385-405.
  • Salt, G. (1932) The natural control of the sheep blowfly Lucilia sericata. Bulletin of Entomological Research 23: 235-245.
  • Whiting, A.R. (1967) Biology of the parasitic wasp Mormoniella vitripennis (Nasonia brevcornis). Quarterly Review of Biology 42: 333-470.
  • Sales, al. (2003) Myiasis in two Hermann’s tortoises (Testudo hermanni). The Veterinary Record 153: 600-601.


  • Donovan, S.E. et al (2006) Larval growth rates of the blowfly, Calliphora vicina, over a range of temperatures. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 20: 106-114.


  • Rognes, K. (1991) Blowflies (Diptera Calliphoridae) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 24. Leiden. (pub) E.J. Brill/Scandinavian Science Press Ltd.
  • Smith, K.G.V. (1989) An introduction to the immature stages of British Insects. Vol. 10. Part 14. (pub) The Royal Entomological Society of London.


  • Kutty, S.N. et al (2008) The Muscoidea (Diptera Calyptratae) are paraphyletic: Evidence from four mitochondrial and four nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 639-652.
  • Pape, T. and Arnaud, P.H. (2001) Bezzimyia - A genus of New World Rhinophoridae (Insecta Diptera). Zoologica Scripta 30: 257-297.
  • Rognes, K. (1997) The Calliphoridae (Blowflies) (Diptera Oestroidea) are not a monophyletic group. Cladistics 13: 27-66.

Population Biology

  • MacLeod, J. and Donnelly, J. (1957) Some ecological relationships of natural populations of calliphorine blowflies. Journal of Animal Ecology 26: 135-170.
  • MacLeod, J. and Donnelly, J. (1962) Microgeographic aggregations in blowfly populations. Journal of Animal Ecology 31: 525-543.

Forensic Entomology

  • Amendt, J., Campobasso, C., Gaudry, E., Reiter, C., LeBlanc, H. and Hall, M. (2007). Best practice in forensic entomology - standards and guidelines. International Journal of Legal Medicine 121: 90-104.
  • Amendt, J., Campobasso, C.P., Goff, M.L. and Grassberger, M. (Eds) (2010). Current concepts in forensic entomology. Springer, viii + 376 pp.
  • Erzinclioglu, Z. (2000). Maggots, murder and men: memories and reflections of a forensic entomologist. Harley Books, 256 pp.
  • Gennard, D.E. (2007). Forensic entomology - an introduction. Wiley, xix + 224 pp.
  • Goff, M.L. (2000). A fly for the prosecution - how insect evidence helps solve crimes. Harvard University Press, 225 pp.
  • Greenberg, B. and Kunich, J.C. (2002). Entomology and the law - flies as forensic indicators. Cambridge University Press, xiii + 306 pp.
  • Smith, K.G.V. (1986). A manual of forensic entomology. British Museum (Natural History), London & Cornell University Press [Ithaca], 205 pp.