Snail-eating Marsh Fly

Sepedon (?)

a march fly, Sciomyzidae, Mt Kenya Forest Reserve, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Mt. Kenya Forest, Kenya. 2 June 2017. Length is about 5 mm.

Like all flies, Marsh Flies lead a double life first as a worm-like maggot (larva) and then as a fleet-winged insect. This transition is possible because of the transformation process known as metamorphosis. The larval stage of Sepedon prey on snails.

Sciomyzidae -- Marsh Fly Family

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Kenya Natural History

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