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Nutritious and delicious! All part of nature folks...all part of nature! Lapping/sucking mouth parts allow this fly to take in any nutrients that may be present in the bird faeces. This is a fly of family Sacrophagidae and the common name is flesh fly.  <br />
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Nutritious and delicious!

All part of nature folks...all part of nature! Lapping/sucking mouth parts allow this fly to take in any nutrients that may be present in the bird faeces. This is a fly of family Sacrophagidae and the common name is flesh fly.
15 mm length

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  1. Well, I love this! Nature is endlessly interesting and raw. Posted 2 years ago

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''Sarcophaga bullata'', or the grey flesh fly, is a species of fly belonging to the family Sarcophagidae. It varies in size from small to large, 8 to 17 millimeters in length and is very similar in appearance and behavior to a closely related species, ''Sarcophaga haemorrhoidalis''. ''S. bullata'' is a common scavenger species in the Eastern United States, but is found throughout the Nearctic region. Identification down to the species level in the family Sarcophagidae is notably difficult and relies.. more

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Aug 28, 2018. Captured Aug 24, 2018 10:07 in 29 Kilgour Ave, Bar Beach NSW 2300, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/20.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm