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flesh·flies

(flesh'flīz),
Members of the order Diptera, including Wohlfartia, Sarcophagia, and Parasarcophagia, which feed on feces and decaying meat and fish, the larvae (maggots) of which develop in putrefying or living tissues. Maggots of the latter group produce myiasis; these include screw-worms (both primary and secondary invaders); wool maggots of sheep; botflies or skin maggots of humans and domestic animals (including warble or heel flies); head or nasal botflies of sheep and goats, horses, camels, and deer; and horse botflies (or gadflies) the larvae of which develop in the lips (egg to larva(L2) and in the stomach (Giardia intestinalis) and duodenum (Giardia nasalis), where they mature, maturing from L2 to L3 stage, the latter being the stage at which they are ready to be discharged in the feces.
Synonym(s): flesh fly

flesh fly

n.
Any of various flies of the family Sarcophagidae whose larvae are parasitic in animal tissue or feed on carrion.

flesh fly

(flesh flī)
Genera of dipteran flies including Wohlfahrtia, Sarcophaga, and Parasarcophaga, which feed on feces and decaying meat or fish; can cause human disease.

flesh fly

Any one of the various flies in the genus Sarcophaga . These flies lay their eggs in wounds or sores. In some cases, such as the grey flesh flies, Wohlfahrtia , the larvae will even invade the unbroken skin causing severe damage to underlying tissues.
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Flesh fly myiasis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Pristimantist hectopternus (Anura: Strabomantidae) from Colombia.
Opthalmomyiasis caused by the flesh fly (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in a patient with eye malignancy in Iran.
However, no seasonal changes have been observed in flesh fly communities in Curitiba, Parana, a Brazilian city with a humid-temperate climate (Ferreira 1979), whose mean annual temperature (16.6 oC) is slightly lower than in Buenos Aires (17.6 oC).
They are listed as carpenter ants, domestic flies (house fly, flesh fly, blow fly, moth fly, phorid fly, fruit fly, etc), biting flies (midges, eye gnats, horse fly, deer fly, black fly, stable fly), mosquitoes (Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, etc), rats and mice, cockroaches (American, Oriental, German and brown banded), bed bugs, ticks and mites, rat fleas and other organisms.
Sarcophaga (Liosarcophaga) dux (Diptera: Sarcophagidae): A flesh fly species of medical importance.
For example, Hsp23 and Hsp70 of the flesh fly, Sarcophaga crassipalpis Macquart (Sarcophagidae), are highly up-regulated during diapause (Yocum et al.