Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae)

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These belong to the superfamily Oestroidea. Commonly known as ‘Blow flies’, ‘Blue-bottles’. ‘Green-bottles’ and ‘Cluster-flies’.
Most flesh flies breed in carrion, dung, or decaying material, but a few species lay their eggs in the open wounds of mammals; hence their common name.
Some flesh fly larvae are internal parasites of other insects. These larvae, commonly known as maggots, live for about 5–10 days, before descending into the soil and maturing into adulthood. At that stage, they live for 5–7 days.
Sub-families: * Miltogramminae, * Paramacronychiinae, * Sarcophagina

Flies in the family Sarcophagidae (from the Greek σάρκο sarco- = flesh, φάγε phage = eating; the same roots as the word “sarcophagus”) are commonly known as flesh flies. They differ from most flies in that they are ovoviviparous, opportunistically depositing hatched or hatching maggots instead of eggs on carrion, dung, decaying material, or open wounds of mammals, hence their common name. Some flesh fly larvae are internal parasites of other insects such as Orthoptera, and some, in particular the Miltogramminae, are kleptoparasites of solitary Hymenoptera
Further Information: Wikipedia

Flesh fly (Sarcophaga carnaria) Photo Peter Drury

Flesh fly (Sarcophaga carnaria) Photo Peter Drury