NT2470 : Flesh-fly [Sarcophaga carnaria]

taken 3 years ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Flesh-fly [Sarcophaga carnaria]
Flesh-fly [Sarcophaga carnaria]
Flesh-flies are in the same group of true flies as the Bluebottles and Greenbottles [Calliphoridae]. Their eggs are hatched before they are laid on the food, which is carrion, from snails and birds to unprotected meat. S. carnaria is common and strikingly patterned. This was in the Hermitage of Braid Community Garden. The generic name clearly derives from 'sarcophagus' - a good source of carrion!
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Park and Public Gardens  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Hermitage of Braid 
Insect (from Tags)
Sarcophaga 
Primary Subject of Photo
Insect 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2484 7028 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.1825N 3:12.2513W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2484 7028
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Morningside  Flesh-Fly  Diptera 

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