Flesh Fly

G. sp.

possible Sarcophagidae from Eldoret, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in a maize field at Eldoret, Kitale, Kenya, July 2014.

From Wikipedia: Members of the subfamily Sarcophaginae are small to large flies (4-23 mm) with black and gray longitudinal stripes on the thorax and checkering on the abdomen. Other key features include red eyes and a bristled abdomen. Abdominal sternites II and III are free and cover the margins of tergites. The posthumeral bristles are one or two in number, with the outermost pair missing.

Sarcophagidae -- Flesh Fly Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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