Classification of S. carnaria

Kingdom              Animalia

Phylum                 Arthropoda

Class                      Insecta

Order                    Diptera

Family                   Sarcophagidae

Genus                   Sarcophaga

Species                 Sarcophaga carnaria


Sarcophaga carnaria  are multicellular, eukaryotic organism. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop. S carnaria is motile, meaning that they can move spontaneously and independently. S carnaria is a heterotroph.


The larval antenna is a feeding or locomotory organ, and there are six endopodal podomeres in post-antennal limbs.


Invertebrates within the arthropod phylum that have a chitinous exoskeleton, three body part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae.


The name literally means two wings. Their most obvious distinction from other orders of insect is that a typical fly possesses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halters, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax.


They differ from most flies in that they are ovoviviparous, opportunistically depositing hatched or hatching maggots instead of eggs on carrion, dung, decaying material, or open wounds of mammals, hence their common name.

This figure shows where the Insects (Insecta) falls in accorance to the rest of the animals that walk on the planet with us. Insect is the largest, and most species rich, class out of all the animals.

Another animal that is closely related but branches off at the Insecta class woulf be the Polyrachis lamellidens, or more commonly known as the East Asian Ant, click here!

Then in this phylogenetic tree, it breaks down the class of insecta into the order. This also shows where S. carnaria "fits in" with the rest of the insecta class.

To view another type of insect, more specificly, the Brachynemurus nebulosus, click here!

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