Welcome to Flesh Flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)

This is a portal to the Sarcophagidae or flesh flies of the world. All species as recognised by us are listed, and you will therefore find not only named species but also several species that have not yet received a scientific name.

All names are those we consider to be the valid names. For synonyms and other issues of nomenclature, you will have to consult the online Systema Dipterorum.

The distributional data is by country only, but we try to keep this fully updated. Also, we are trying to provide information on the natural history of the species, but a lot of data needs to be entered.

This site has been set up very recently, so it may look incomplete at places. In particular, several images are still without proper accreditation, but we are working on that.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith