A Biosystematic species inventory of Indian Sarcophagidae (Insecta: Diptera: Sarcophagidae)
Abesh Chakraborty, Garima Hora, Panchanan Parui, Goutam Kumar Saha and Dhriti Banerjee
The Sarcophagids are one of the representative groups of the Cyclorrhaphan insects of the order Diptera and family Sarcophagidae. They are identified in-hand by their trademark three stripes checker board pattern in abdomen. The family is characterized and distinguished from other members of Cyclorrhaphan by the presence of more than 2 notopleural bristles. The family Sarcophagidae of India is presented by 3 subfamilies (Miltogrammatinae, Paramacronychiinae and Sarcophaginae), 17 genus and 126 species, which are known from India. The checklist is updated with the current nomenclatural changes of the Indian Sarcophagidae, according to available literatures, felid and museum specimens of National zoological collection of India.