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Sarcophaga carnaria

Sarcophaga carnaria (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Muscomorpha
Sectio: Schizophora
Subsectio: Calyptratae
Superfamilia: Oestroidea

Familia: Sarcophagidae
Subfamilia: Sarcophaginae
Tribus: Sarcophagini
Subtribus: Sarcophagina
Genus: Sarcophaga
Species: S. carnaria

Sarcophaga carnaria is a European species of flesh fly within the common flesh fly genus, Sarcophaga.[1]


Only males can be identified with certainty, and then only by examining genitalia.[1]

Larvae mostly feed on earthworms. Adults are attracted to rotting meat and faeces.[1]

European, from the U.K. and southern Europe, east to the Altai mountains and north to the Kola Peninsula.[1]


Pape, Thomas (1987). The Sarcophagidae (Diptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark (Print). Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica. Vol. 19. Leiden: E..J Brill. pp. 1–203. ISBN 90-04-08184-4.

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