Flesh Fly (Sarcophaga carnaria)

The Flesh Fly is not a popular insect! It is frequently found around houses but rarely inside however it is big fly and people just don't seem to like flies.They have a bad history I suppose.

There are several species of Flesh Fly and they are very similar but the most common is Sarcophaga carnaria and I am assuming that that is what this one is. The red eyes, speckled abdomen and large feet as well as the large size make them easily identifiable as a genus, even if not as a species.

This fly breeds in carrion and the female gives birth to young larvae rather than laying eggs which is quite unusual in insects.

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