Share this entry

Share this page

flesh fly

División en sílabas: flesh fly

Definición de flesh fly en inglés:

sustantivo

A fly that breeds in carrion, typically producing live young that are deposited on a carcass.
  • Family Sarcophagidae: Sarcophaga and other genera
Example sentences
  • A similar lack of cycling has been reported in the adult head of the flesh fly.
  • This dung or carrion mimicry attracts flesh flies, rove beetles, and even mosquitoes, all of which have been observed with pollen on them.
  • What was decomposing the carcasses, given the total absence of fossils of the larger flies, such as flesh flies and blowflies (whose larvae, which we call maggots, feed on carrion)?

Definición de flesh fly en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día emulous
Pronunciación: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something