Diptera-Sarcophagidae-Flesh Flies (I)

Subfamily Sarcophaginae

El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Coordinates: 31.735638, -106.303554
June 7, 2016
Size: 12 mm
On May 26, 2016 I found a pigeon carcass in advanced state of decomposition crawling with large dipteran larvae. I placed four of the fly larvae and one pupa into a container with soil. The larvae went into pupation within one day. All the adult flies first appeared on June 7 (12 days later). The five adult flies seemed to be identical and I took pictures of only one specimen shown here.
Determined by John F. Carr

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