Trichosphaerocera is a genus of flies belonging to the family Lesser Dung flies.[2]

Scientific classification

Papp, 1978[1]
Type species
Trichosphaerocera africana
Papp, 1978[1]


  • T. africana Papp, 1978[1]


  1. ^ a b c Papp, László (1978). "Sphaeroceridae (Diptera) in the collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum. IV. Sphaerocerinae". Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae. 24: 371–395.
  2. ^ Rohček, Jindřich; Marshall, Stephen A.; Norrbom, Allen L.; Buck, Matthias; Quiros, Dora Isabel; Smith, Ian (2001). Rohček, Jindřich (ed.). World Catalog of Sphaeroceridae (Diptera). Opava: Slezské Zemské Muzeum. pp. 1–414. ISBN 978-8086224213. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

"Lesser dung fly" redirects here. This can also refer to the distantly related fly species Sepsis fulgens.

Sphaeroceridae are a family of true flies in the order Diptera, often called small dung flies, lesser dung flies or lesser corpse flies due to their saprophagous habits. They belong to the typical fly suborder Brachycera as can be seen by their short antennae, and more precisely they are members of the section Schizophora. There are over 1,300 species and about 125 genera accepted as valid today, but new taxa are still being described.Unlike the large "corpse flies" or blow-flies of the family Calliphoridae and the large dung flies of the family Scathophagidae, the small dung flies are members of the schizophoran subsection Acalyptratae. Among their superfamily Sphaeroceroidea, they seem to be particularly close relatives of the family Heleomyzidae.


Sphaerocerinae is a subfamily of flies belonging to the family of the Lesser Dung flies.

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