The morphological characteristics of the mouth hooks, pharyngeal sclerite, anterior spiracles, and posterior spiracles are key features for dividing the instars of a sarcophagid
flesh fly (Vairo et al.
2012) made the first report of myasis in frogs from the Cordillera Central of Colombia, in which an individual of Pristimantis thectopternus (LYNCH, 1965) was parasitized by a larvae of a Sarcophagid
Diversity and seasonal dynamics of an assemblage of sarcophagid
Diptera in a gradient of urbanization.
Calliphorid and sarcophagid
fly fauna of district Faisalabad.
New records of some Sarcophagid
flies with distribution of all known flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) of Saudi Arabia.
Larval growth of some calliphorid and sarcophagid
Kleptoparasitic behaviour has been noted in four genera of Sphaeroceridae and one species of sarcophagid
, Ravinia derelicta (Walker), described by Sivinski (1983) as a facultative kleptoparasite in scarab dung balls.
Most of the collected individuals were found in May, which coincides with the wettest month; on the other hand, the least number of sarcophagid
flies were collected during February when the precipitation was very low.
Interest in the study of sarcophagid
larvae has increased with the step forward in forensic entomology, where they are considered potential indicators of the time of death (Perez-Moreno et al.
1989) investigated the effect of cocaine and its metabolite benzoly-cocaine on the rate of development of Sarcophagid
Boettcherisca peregrina and found that cocaine accelerated the growth rate of maggots feeding on the tissue.
A similar scenario was described for a sarcophagid
fly by Bolton et al.
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the pupation site preference of Calliphorid and Sarcophagid
flies towards the various pupation materials in the months of October and December.