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Flesh Flies - Sarcophaga sp. These flies have red eyes and clear wings. Their thorax has alternating black and gray stripes that often look metallic. The black abdomen ends in a brownish-red tip and spiky hairs. <br />
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This genus consists of almost 80 species and spans the entire North American continent.  So, I&#039;m not sure what species this would be. <br />
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I spotted them mating on vegetation beside a large pond.<br />
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 This genus consists of almost 80 species and spans the entire North American continent. So, I&#039;m not sure what species this would be. <br />
<br />
I spotted them mating on vegetation beside a large pond. <br />
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Flesh Flies - Sarcophaga sp.

These flies have red eyes and clear wings. Their thorax has alternating black and gray stripes that often look metallic. The black abdomen ends in a brownish-red tip and spiky hairs.

This genus consists of almost 80 species and spans the entire North American continent. So, I'm not sure what species this would be.

I spotted them mating on vegetation beside a large pond.

Flesh Flies - Sarcophaga sp. These flies have red eyes and clear wings. Their thorax has alternating black and gray stripes that often look metallic. The black abdomen ends in a brownish-red tip and spiky hairs. <br />
<br />
 This genus consists of almost 80 species and spans the entire North American continent. So, I'm not sure what species this would be. <br />
<br />
I spotted them mating on vegetation beside a large pond. <br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61404/flesh_flies_-_sarcophaga_sp.html Geotagged,Spring,United States,flesh flies,flies,insects,mating flies,sarcophaga

    comments (2)

  1. Awesome!!! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks! They were so perfectly posed :) Posted 3 months ago

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Uploaded Jun 10, 2018. Captured Jun 10, 2018 12:51 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm