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Red-tailed flesh fly, (mating)

Sarcophaga haemorrhoidalis, (Fallén, 1817)


They are small flies that have grey and black striping with 2 big red eyes. The name comes from the red tip on the abdomen of the fly. These ones were mating. The larvae of this fly feed on rotting meat.


Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas.


This species can cause many harmful diseases like Vector. This species can also cause myiasis, that forms when the maggot feeds on the human flesh.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jun 12, 2020
Submitted on Jun 18, 2020

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