flesh fly(redirected from fleshflies)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to fleshflies: House flies
Any of various flies of the family Sarcophagidae whose larvae are parasitic in animal tissue or feed on carrion.
(Animals) any dipterous fly of the genus Sarcophaga, esp S. carnaria, whose larvae feed on carrion or the tissues of living animals: family Calliphoridae
any fly of the family Sarcophagidae, comprising species that deposit their eggs or larvae in the flesh of animals.