Fly IdentificationThe Flesh fly is 6-14mm long. It's thorax is light grey and has 3 dark longitudinal stripes. The abdomen is also light grey, spotted with dark patches to give a checker board appearance.
DescriptionThe Flesh flies are attracted to decaying wastes, excrement and human foods – making a threat to human health. Lifecycle lasts for 2-4 weeks. The female deposits live larvae on a suitable feeding medium (this can range from spoilt meat or fish, or animal excrement, or in decaying food waste found in garbage bins). Larvae feed for a few days, then move away from the feeding medium to pupate in adjacent drier parts.