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  Grey-Striped Fly (Sarcophaga aurifrons)





Grey-Striped Fly | Sarcophaga aurifrons photo
Grey-Striped Fly feeding on lid of wheely bin

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Grey-Striped Fly | Sarcophaga aurifrons photo
Grey-Striped Fly

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



GREY-STRIPED FLY FACTS

Identification
Grey-Striped Fly have black and grey stripes running down thorax from the head and do not have a metallic appearance. The eyes are orange red.

Size
12mm

Habitat
carrion, dung, or rotting vegetation

Food
see habitat

Breeding
Larvae develop in carrion or dung. Most species of Flesh Flies are viviparous - they produce live maggots. The maggots pupate in the soil and emerge as adults. Some species lay their eggs in the open wounds of mammals.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Sarcophagidae
Genus:Sarcophaga
Species:aurifrons
Common Name:Grey-Striped Fly