The first record of Sarcophaga ruficornis Fabricius, 1794 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) from Egypt: flesh flies of medical interest




Taxonomy, identification, Molecular, fauna, DNA barcoding


In this study, Sarcophaga ruficornis Fabricius, 1794 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) is recorded for the first time from the Egyptian fauna. The identification was confirmed using integrative approach of morphology and molecular technique.


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How to Cite

Abu El-Hassan, G. M. M., Abo El-Ela, R. H., Sawaby, R., El-Hamouly, H., El-Sawaf, B. M., & Ghallab, E. H. (2023). The first record of Sarcophaga ruficornis Fabricius, 1794 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) from Egypt: flesh flies of medical interest . Entomological Communications, 5, ec05022.



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