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flesh fly

n.
Any of various flies of the family Sarcophagidae whose larvae are parasitic in animal tissue or feed on carrion.

flesh fly

n
(Animals) any dipterous fly of the genus Sarcophaga, esp S. carnaria, whose larvae feed on carrion or the tissues of living animals: family Calliphoridae

flesh′ fly`


n.
any fly of the family Sarcophagidae, comprising species that deposit their eggs or larvae in the flesh of animals.
[1275–1325]
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Noun1.flesh fly - fly whose larvae feed on carrion or the flesh of living animals
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
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There were also 45 flesh flies, Fletcherimyia spp, in the harvested leaves; flesh flies are not prey but instead use the pitcher plant leaves as an aquatic habitat for their larvae (Miller and Kneitel, 2005).
Flesh flies prefer to stay in farms because they breed on animal excrements while O.
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A number of non-feeding flies are scavengers in nature but the most important among these are blow flies (Calliphoridae) and flesh flies (Sarcophagidae).
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These small insects seek out flies--notably blow flies, flesh flies, and house flies--then sting and lay their eggs in the fly pupae.
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