Sunday, 29 May 2005

Flesh Fly

Flesh Fly
Flesh Flies are members of the worldwide family Sarcophagidae. They are called Flesh Flies because the larva (maggots) of some of the species eat flesh, either in open wounds or on corpses. Other members of this family are parasites of other insects. The adult Flesh Flies feed not on flesh, but on sweet fluids like flower nectar. Flesh Flies can be recognized by their red eyes and the three, broad, black lines along the top of the thorax.

Flies have adhesive pads on their feet that allow them to stick to slick surfaces like window glass and to easily walk around on ceilings.

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