Flesh fly
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British pronunciation/flˈɛʃ flˈaɪ/
American pronunciation/flˈɛʃ flˈaɪ/
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a fly species known for its grayish or blackish appearance, distinctive thorax pattern, and habit of laying eggs in decaying organic matter

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What is a "flesh fly"?

A flesh fly, known scientifically as Sarcophaga, is a species of fly characterized by its grayish or blackish color and distinct pattern of three dark stripes on its thorax. They are called flesh flies due to their habit of laying their eggs in decaying organic matter, including carrion, feces, and open wounds. The larvae of flesh flies are known as maggots and play a crucial role in decomposing dead organisms. While they may be considered a nuisance in some situations, flesh flies also serve as important scavengers in ecosystems, aiding in the recycling of nutrients.

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