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Flesh-fly

Sarcophaga bercaea

Description:

Flies in the family Sarcophagidae (from the Greek σάρκο sarco- = flesh, φάγε phage = eating; the same roots as the word "sarcophagus") are commonly known as flesh flies. They differ from most flies in that they are ovoviviparous, opportunistically depositing hatched or hatching maggots instead of eggs on carrion, dung, decaying material, or open wounds of mammals; hence their common name. Some flesh fly larvae are internal parasites of other insects such as Orthoptera, and some, in particular the Miltogramminae, are kleptoparasites of solitary Hymenoptera.

Habitat:

Flies generally live terrestrial, although different habitats pradewasa adult stage. Phase pradewasa choose habitats that enough organic material undergoing decomposition, for example, wet organic waste.

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Puguh Santoso
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Surabaya, Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 9, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

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