Flesh Fly

Flesh Fly

About The Pest

Flesh flies are a nuisance pest, very similar in appearance to the common house fly. A flesh fly has black colored stripes on the thorax along with a dark gray checkered pattern on the abdomen. Most flesh flies are considered tropical, although the family is generally widespread, including the Northeastern portion of the U.S. Many species are scavengers, with larvae developing in or on open wounds and carcasses. Depending on the species of flesh fly, the female will deposit live larvae or eggs.


Flesh Flies can be active any time during the year as long as the temperature is above 50 degrees.

Sarcophaga bercaea
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
10 – 13 mm
Throughout the U.S.

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