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Flesh Flies


Flies in the family Sarcophaga. 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.

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LaurenZarate 10 years ago

This is a flesh fly of the Family Sarcophagidae. They look for carrion to deposit their eggs on. The larva feed on the decaying flesh.

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Spotted on Oct 31, 2012
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012

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