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Flesh-fly

Sarcophaga sp.

Description:

Flies of the Diptera family Sarcophagidae (from the Greek σάρκο sarco- = flesh, φάγε phage = eating; the same roots as the word "sarcophagus") are commonly known as flesh flies. Most flesh flies breed in carrion, dung, or decaying material, but a few species lay their eggs in the open wounds of mammals; hence their common name. Some flesh fly larvae are internal parasites of other insects.

Notes:

The sugars coming from the silverleaf whitefly atract many flies to the leafs of the sunflowers.

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Ricardo Salgueiro
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Ricardo Salgueiro

Portugal

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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