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Genus Sarcophaga

Mating Sarcophaga - Sarcophaga - male - female Flesh Fly - Sarcophaga Fly - Sarcophaga Flesh Fly - Sarcophaga  Sarcophagidae? - Sarcophaga Sarcophagidae - Sarcophaga - male Fly - Sarcophaga johnsoni - male Flesh Fly - Sarcophaga - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Sarcophagidae (Flesh Flies)
Subfamily Sarcophaginae
Genus Sarcophaga
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
"we should anticipate rather drastic changes in [the current] classification" (1)
Explanation of Names
Greek sarx (σαρξ) 'flesh' + phagein (φαγειν) 'to eat' = 'flesh eater' (the larvae feed on carrion/rotting meat)
~80 spp. in our area(2), 800 valid species arranged in about 150 subgenera worldwide(1)
Internet References
University of Florida. S. crassipalpis
University of Florida. S. haemorrhoidalis