Species: Flesh-fly 1 (Sarcophaga sp.)

Family: Flesh-flies (SARCOPHAGIDAE)

Category: Insects (Other)

Location: Widespread

A. Insects (Other)

More extensive information on insects can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Flesh-flies (SARCOPHAGIDAE)

Flesh-flies lay their eggs on carrion, on dung and on matter found decaying anywhere. Occasionally they will lay their eggs in an animal's open wounds.

C. Flesh-fly 1 (Sarcophaga sp.)

This fly is a member of the Flesh-fly family. More accurate identification than this requires microscopic inspection.


Flesh-fly 1

The brick-coloured abdominal patches, large feet, red eyes, and chequered abdomen, are indicative of the Flesh-fly.

Flesh-fly 1

The Flesh-fly is less common around houses than in the days when many people kept horses.