The Sarcophaga aurifrons, commonly known as the Grey Flesh Fly or the Grey-striped Fly, is a large fly that is grey in colour and has three grey longitudinal stripes on the thorax. They have a relatively small head with red eyes.

Sarcophaga aurifrons (Grey-striped Fly), Alice Springs, NT
Sarcophaga aurifrons (Grey-striped Fly), Alice Springs, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Diptera
  • Division zoology: Cyclorrhapha
  • Informal: Scizophora
  • Informal: Calyptratae
  • Superfamily: Oestroidea
  • Family: Sarcophagidae
  • Subfamily: Sarcophaginae
  • Genus: Sarcophaga
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Taylorimyia
  • Species: Sarcophaga aurifrons

Footnote & References

  1. Sarcophaga (Taylorimyia) aurifrons, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:723b146d-2fad-4afd-9a81-ea39a3c6cef7#overview
  2. Grey Flesh Fly – Sarcophaga aurifrons, Brisbane Insects and Spiders, https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_muscoid/GreyFleshFly.htm