Flesh Fly
( Sarcophagidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Sarcophagidae
(Macquart, 1834)
Common Name:Flesh Fly
Life Stage:H

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Diptera
Family:Sarcophagidae
Taxon Code:DIP00196
ITIS/TSN:151815

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Del Valle Reservoir, Del Valle Reservoir, Del Valle Reservoir, Livermore
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB190130
Park/Forest Code:Del Valle Reservoir

RECOGNITION
Description
Similar to blowflies, but generally blackish with gray thoracic stripes (never metallic); 3 lateral black lines on a gray background.

BIOLOGY
Food
Adults feed on various sugar-containing materials such as nectar, sap, fruit juices and honeydew. Larvae: many species are necrophagous, but some feed in mammalian tissues or parasitize other arthropods (bees, cicadas, termites, grasshoppers/locusts, millipedes), earthworms, or snails.
Range
Worldwide and throughout North America.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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