Flesh fly. 
Click on image to enlarge. Flesh flies

Scientific name:
(Diptera: Sarcophagidae)

Facts: These flies look much like a house fly and most are blackish with grey stripes. Larvae usually feed on some sort of animal material. There are scavengers on dead animals, parasites of other insects, and a few that are parasites of vertebrates.

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Last modified: January 16, 2003 by John A. Jackman