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Flesh Fly

Family - Sarcophagidae


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  • Adults are usually ¼-7/16” long.
  • Dull blackish gray in color, often with reddish eyes.


  • Life cycle varies with species, with a range of 8-36 days.


  • Adults are typically found outside on flowers or on larval food matter such as excrement, decaying flesh/carrion, decaying vegetable matter, garbage, and animals which they parasitize such as insects, snails, other invertebrates, turtles, humans and other mammals.
  • Dead rodents, birds and other small animals can be the source within structures.
  • Outside they prefer stone wall as resting sites.

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