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Grey Flesh Fly - Sarcophaga aurifrons

Family Sarcophagidae

This page contains pictures and information about Grey Flesh Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They are also Known as Grey-striped Flies

Body length 10mm
This fly is large in size. It is grey in colour with three grey longitudinal stripes on thorax. Their head is relatively small with bright red eyes. 
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Larvae develop in carrion or dung. Females are viviparous, producing live maggots directly onto their food source. They are either breed in rotting vegetation, carrion, decomposing organic matter or parasites of other insects. 
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There are many species in this family and they look very similar. There may be more than one species in this page. 
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1. Sarcophaga aurifrons Macquart - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO, 2005.
2. On the Fly, The Interactive Atlas and Key to Australian Fly Families CD Rom - Hamilton, J. et al. 2006. Brisbane : CBIT & ABRS.
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
4. Family SARCOPHAGIDAE - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.  

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Last updated: January 20, 2013.