Flesh flies in the Sarcophaga genus are generally large and grey, with the females larger in average. Typical patterns are lengthwise darker stripes on the thorax and dark and light square dots on the abdomen. Many have conspicuous red compound eyes.
Spotted in an alpine meadow, alt. 1300 m ASL. The Sarcophaga genus of flies occurs worldwide.
As is the case with other flies in the Sarcophagidae family, it is almost impossible to tell the species apart in this genus without microscopic examination of the male's genitalia.