Fannia pusio

Fannia pusio
Fannia pusio
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Fanniidae
Genus: Fannia
Species: F. pusio
Binomial name
Fannia pusio
(Wiedemann, 1830)
Synonyms [1]
  • Homalomyia femorata Loew, 1861
  • Mesazelia trichopoda Blanchard, 1942
  • Anthomyia pusio Wiedemann, 1830

Fannia pusio (Wiedemann, 1830), known as the chicken dung fly is a fly species of the family Fanniidae (The leser house flies) that contains over 260 species of flies worldwide. Originally native to central and north America, its distribution is now largely global, having been introduced with livestock. As its common name implies it can be very abundant at poultry facilities, resulting in considerable nuisance by their huge numbers. But the larvae will also feed on a wide verity of food, including rotting vegetable matter, excrement, fungi and carrion. [2]


  1. ^ De Carvalho, C.J.B.; A.C. Pont, A.C.; Couri, M.S.; Pamplona, D. (2003). A catalogue of the Fanniidae (Diptera) of the Neotropical Region. Zootaxa 219. pp. 1–32 pp. 
  2. ^ Rozkosny, R.; Gregor, F.; Pont, A.C. (1997). The European Fanniidae (Diptera). Institute of Landscape Ecology. pp. 80 pp.