Question by  Anjana (40)

Are sarcophagid flies the same as house flies?

Are they also called flesh flies?


Answer by  Cheri99 (187)

No, they're not the same as house flies although they are commonly mistaken for each other based on their coloration and markings. Flesh flies (sarcophagids) are larger, are gray in color, and have a checkerboard pattern on their abdomen.


Answer by  Fisheries (30)

Yes, sarcophagid flies are also known as 'flesh flies' due to the fact that they lay their eggs in decomposing material. Common household flies are most likely of the family sarcophagidae but there are also many other species of flies around the house (i. e. , fruit flies).


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

Yes they are also called flesh flies. These flies have many different varieties The flies in this family that eat flesh are different from those that are in your home


Answer by  Meredith92 (158)

Sarcophagid flies are also known as flesh flies. They are often found in decaying matter and sometimes in open wounds of animals. They will breed in these areas and lay their eggs. The eggs turn into larvae, more commonly known as maggots. These are not the same as house flies.

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