Woodlouse Fly
S2, Setae
Grey Flesh Fly
Female, profile
Grey Flesh Fly (Sarcophaga aurifrons)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Grey Flesh Fly (Sarcophaga aurifrons)
This Photo:     🔍Female, dorsal🔎

Thank you Lorin Timaeus for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Flinders Ranges and elsewhere
~9mm long.
Lorin said "Close to the eyes there is a long bristle bent forwards (proclinate) in Females. Males do not have them. Eye distance is hard to judge in Sarcophaga, only slight differences between the genders."

Similar Species: Fleshfly-mimicking Bristle Fly (Exorista sp)

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.