Flesh Fly

Flesh Flies are members of the worldwide family Sarcophagidae. They are called Flesh Flies because the larvae (maggots) of some species eat flesh, either in open wounds or of corpses. Other members of this family are parasites of other insects. The adult Flesh Flies feed not on animal flesh, but on sweet fluids like flower nectar.

Flesh Fly (Family Sarcophagidae)

Flesh Flies can be recognized by their red eyes and by the three, broad, black lines along the top of the thorax. These and other flies have adhesive pads on their feet that allow them to stick to slick surfaces like window glass and to easily walk around on ceilings.