Brief Summary

    Carnidae: Brief Summary
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    Carnidae, also known as Bird flies or Filth flies, is a family of flies (Diptera). There are 6 genera, containing about 93 species worldwide.

    Most of the species are very small at 1–2 mm.

Comprehensive Description


    provided by EOL authors

    The Family Carnidae is a family consisting of very small flies, most of them between 1 - 2 mm in length. As "Carnidae online" says:

    "propably due to their small size, they have not attracted a great degree of study"

    This means that the Family Carnidae is not very well known. An exception to this is a parasitic species of Carnidae that targets birds, and as you can imagine, there were quite a few studies carried out on that particular species.