FLESH FLIES Family Sarcophagidae See also PI. 14

Identification: Similar to Calliphoridae, but arista plumose only in basal half, body generally blackish with gray thoracic stripes (never metallic), usually 4 notopleural bristles, and hindmost posthumeral bristle located even with or toward midline from presutural bristle.

Flesh flies are fairly common and usually resemble the House Fly. Larvae of most species are scavengers, feeding in the same sorts of materials as blow fly larvae; a few are parasites of other insects, a few develop in skin sores of vertebrates, and some feed on the insects stored in the nests of various wasps.

Musco Fannia

Musco Fannia

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