The Calyptrata group contain some of the most well known flies eg house flies and blow-flies.
The Calyptrata are distinguished from other Cyclorrhapha by:
Calyptrata are generally rather robust and bristly flies.
Adult bot-flies have reduced mouthparts while tsetse flies have piercing mouthparts for blood-sucking.
Flat-flies, keds and bat-flies are blood-sucking ectoparasites of:
Adults of some species are wingless or have reduced wings, others may initially be fully winged but the wings fall off once they have located a suitable host.
Discover more about the life cycle of well known flies such as house-flies and blow-flies..