Galapagos Species Checklist

Atherigona orientalis

Schiner, 1868

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Diptera
Suborder Brachycera
Family Muscidae
Genus Atherigona

Atherigona orientalis  Schiner, 1868


English common name: fly

Spanish common name: mosca

Taxonomic comments: B. Sinclair: Previously syn. of Acc. name Pieza sinclairi Evenhuis, 2002

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 27 Apr 2017


  • In
  • Na

  • Ac

    Taxon accidentally introduced, naturalized in the wild.

  • Cu
  • Er
  • Es
  • Ic
  • AcQ
    Questionable Accidental
  • NaQ
    Questionable Native


Galapagos island groups: Floreana, Isabela, Marchena, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz.

Warm regions of Old and New Worlds; Española, Floreana, Genovesa, Isabela, Marchena, Santa Cruz.

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


  • Peck, S.B., Heraty, J., Landry, B. & Sinclair, B.J. (1998) Introduced insect fauna of an oceanic archipelago: The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Am. Entomol. 44: 218-237.
  • Peck, S.B. (1996) Origin and development of an insect fauna on a remote archipelago: The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. In: Keast A., Miller S.E. (eds.): The origin and evolution of Pacific Island biotas, New Guinea to eastern Polynesia: patterns and processes. SPB Academic Publishing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, p. 91-122.
  • Sinclair, B.J., Peck, S.B. (2005) An annotated checklist of the Diptera of the Galápagos Archipelago (Ecuador). Charles Darwin Research Station, unpublished, 64 pp.