The Biological Species Of Maggot Flies

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The species concept that should be primarily used in this case is the biological species concept. Considering the fact that the two different races of maggot flies have the capabilities and ultimately the potential to interbreed with one another to produce a fertile offspring, but can’t effectively interbreed with other species leads me to come to this conclusion.

Hawthorn maggot flies and apple maggot flies are not distinct as a species. The two races differ genetically and are physically indistinguishable. There is no geographical isolation or physical separation between adult maggot flies as a whole. Hawthorn and apple flies are assigned to the same taxonomic species. Apple maggot flies desire to mate and lay their eggs in apples,
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