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Family Sepsidae - Black Scavenger Flies

Sepsidae - Black Scavenger Flies Sepsis - Sepsis Sepsidae - Black Scavenger Flies Very small fly - Saltella sphondylii diptera 1 - Sepsis Sepsis fly? Black Scavenger Fly - Sepsis black scavenger flies mating - male - female Sepsis sp.?
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sciomyzoidea
Family Sepsidae (Black Scavenger Flies)
Explanation of Names
Sepsidae Walker 1833
34 spp. in 11 genera in our area(1), ~350 spp. in 38 genera total(2)
Small, shining blackish flies, sometimes with a reddish tinge; spherical head; abdomen narrowed at the base. Many species have a dark spot along the costal margin of the wing near the tip.
Larvae in excrement and various types of decaying matter. Adults near larvaL substrate(3)
Life Cycle
see (3)
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