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Definition of flesh fly in English:

noun

A fly that breeds in carrion, typically producing live young which 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)?

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