From what height will the flesh fly dare to let her children drop?
From time to time, the bluebottle and the flesh fly perch on the trellis-work, make a short investigation and then decamp.
The fact remains that, despite the attraction of the scent, the flesh fly does not expose her worms to disproportionate falls.
Then the bluebottle, the flesh fly and other flies whose grubs batten on dead bodies are kept at a proper distance.
How is the parasite's inroad into the flesh fly's pupae effected?
Towards the end of August, the parasite of the flesh fly's grubs makes her appearance out of doors in the adult form.
This brings us back, after a long way round, to our starting point, the maggot of the flesh fly.
Yes, of a certainty, the offspring of the flesh fly and the bluebottle are expeditious workers.
As her evidence was doubtful, I had recourse to the flesh fly (Sarcophaga carnaria).
It is chemotropism, not solicitude for its offspring, which drives the flesh fly to lay its eggs on decaying meat.
flesh fly n.
Any of various dipterous flies of the family Sarcophagidae whose larvae are parasitic in living animal tissue or feed on carrion.