Family - Sarcophagidae
- 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.