The Flesh Fly: Sarcophaga crassipalpis

Sarcophaga crassipalpis

Figure 1. Sarcophaga crassipalpis. Image free to share from 

Welcome to the Sarcophaga crassipalpis home page, your link to everything you need to know about the flesh fly. S. crassipalpis is a member of the order Diptera, which consists of the true flies. They are typically found in habitats nearly worldwide, residing in areas near decaying organic matter, which serves as their primary food source. Members of S. crassipalpis are extremely well-adapted to their environments, especially by their ability to survive freezing temperatures in the winter. In addition to intraspecific relationships, including mating and reproduction, flesh flies interact with a number of other species of many genera and families.

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